IT-management software firm Apptio has 650 employees worldwide and 250 customers, including more than one-third of the Fortune 100. It has raised $136 million in venture funding, and some of that cash has been put toward its Bellevue headquarters. The rapidly growing company occupies four of the eight floors in its building. Seahawks-themed Blue Fridays, complete with company-wide celebrations and contests, are a big deal during football season. On occasion, a Seahawks player will even make an appearance.

 

Apptio

Photos by Julia Sumpter

The office is filled with large, comfortable common areas to promote creativity and collaboration.


 

Apptio

The company’s bright logo is displayed throughout the office.


 

 

Apptio

Interactive conference rooms with whiteboard walls encourage creative brainstorming sessions.


 

Apptio

Office walls are lined with project details to elicit feedback from coworkers.


 

Apptio

Contracted artists illustrate presentations in real time during company events.


 

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Each floor of the Apptio office has its own fully stocked kitchen.


 

FUN FACTS

  • The office has a kegerator stocked with multiple varieties of beer on tap.
  • Seahawks pride is a core part of company culture. Offices and common areas are lined with Seahawks-branded posters, footballs, and balloons.
  • Each floor of the office is furnished with free snacks
    and drinks.

DETAILS
Architect: JPC Architects
Contractor: HST Construction
Office opened: January 2013
Square footage: 79,940 sq. ft.
Employees: 650 worldwide
Website: apptio.com

 

This article originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of 425 Business.