Think Tank Moving Up by Moving Downtown

The Seattle headquarters of Discovery Institute no longer can contain the growing number of staff, fellows, interns and visitors active here on public policy issues that range from transportation to science, and from technology to foreign affairs. Therefore, as of this weekend Discovery will relocate its main office from Third Avenue and Pike Street to 208 Columbia Street, Seattle, WA 98104. (Telephone and e-mail connections will remain the same.)

The new offices are on the full second floor of a former bank building at the corner of Columbia Street and Second Avenue. They increase Discovery’s space from 6500 to nearly 8000 square feet and feature a new meeting hall that can handle twice as many guests as before (100) and a studio to facilitate the institute’s increasing online media presence. The new offices also include an outdoor patio for entertaining.

The new headquarters will continue to supplement the think tank’s federal office at 1015 Fifteenth Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20005.

This move is made possible by the generosity of Discovery members who replied to our call to help the institute expand prudently. We are not the “lavishly funded” creature our critics like to imagine. We merely know how to squeeze extra value of a growing budget.

Discovery Institute was founded in 1990. A headquarters staff of 25 serves approximately 55 scholars who are located in the Seattle and Washington, DC area and around the world.

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Discovery Institute promotes thoughtful analysis and effective action on local, regional, national and international issues. The Institute is home to an inter-disciplinary community of scholars and policy advocates dedicated to the reinvigoration of traditional Western principles and institutions and the worldview from which they issued.