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Minutes from downtown Bellevue, Washington, the Steve Ballmer Building is a modern, flexible facility that offers event and workshop spaces with high-tech amenities, perfect for your hackathon, corporate training, or non-profit retreat.

Key Facts

The Steve Ballmer Building has a wide variety of rooms and spaces for reservation, including small break-out rooms, large traditional and flipped classrooms, and a customizable 200-person space.

Our event manager will work closely with you throughout the planning process to ensure your needs are met, and day-of, you will be assigned an event liaison to ensure your event runs smoothly.

All room rates include A/V equipment. Custom setup and arrangement of furniture requests is provided in your rental. Your rental includes the use of our kitchenette, which has a sink, microwaves, refrigerators, and prep space. Complimentary garage parking is available via a QR code.

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Possible Discounts for Technology-Related Events

The Steve Ballmer Building is home to the Global Innovation Exchange, which offers graduate degrees in technology innovation through the University of Washington. Does your event relate to cutting-edge technology, entrepreneurship, design thinking, or related topics? Contact us today to discuss possible sponsorship of your rental costs.


The Steve Ballmer Building is located at 12280 NE District Way in Bellevue, Washington.

Would You Like to Host an Event at GIX?

Have questions about hosting an event or any specific details about what the Steve Ballmer Building can offer? For more detailed information, please visit our Space Rental Information page or contact us directly:

Taryn Echert
Assistant Director of Engagement
Global Innovation Exchange
University of Washington

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Taryn Echert