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The Spheres are a result of innovative thinking about the character of a workplace and an extended conversation about what is typically missing from urban offices–a direct link to nature. The Spheres are home to more than 40,000 plants from the cloud forest regions of over 30 countries.

Building The Spheres was a project that required extensive teamwork, testing, and experimentation. From February 2013 to January 2018, numerous businesses local to the Pacific Northwest collaborated to make The Spheres possible. With more than 400 different species of cloud forest plants from all over the world, The Spheres are an extensive collection of biodiversity that explores the value of conservation in an urban environment. Plants range from tiny epiphytes that cling to a 50-foot living wall to Rubi, a 49-year-old ficus tree that resides in the 7th Avenue sphere.