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The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary

Auburn was the plumbing contractor for the renovation of the First United Methodist Church into The Sanctuary event space. The project was next door to the F5 tower project and utilized the same team. The work consisted of a full seismic upgrade of the existing structure as it was converted into the hotel’s event space. Architectural elements of the building were preserved throughout construction—historic elopements were carefully moved so upgraded plumbing could be installed. Notable work on the project included piping, bathrooms, and kitchens.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: JTM Construction
  • Plumbing
  • Renovation

Joseph Arnold Lofts

Joseph Arnold Lofts

The Joseph Arnold Lofts is a design-build, 12-story apartment building. The building features PT concrete and three floors of underground parking. Auburn Mechanical worked closely with the architects, and other design consults through the design process. Of paramount concern, the parking garage would sit more than 20 feet below sea level—located on Elliot Avenue. Coordination with the general contractor was essential to ensure below-slab piping, vaults and penetrations were to be watertight. The 3D MEP coordination allowed the team to “fly through” the partitioned sections of the slab where vaults and the 30,000-gallon stormwater retention tank were segmented from the slab and enclosed in formed, waterproofed concrete.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Turner Construction

Overlake Cancer Wellness Center

Overlake Cancer Wellness Center

Auburn Mechanical was the full-mechanical and design-build contractor on the Overlake Hospital Medical Center Cancer Wellness Center project. Auburn completed 70,000 SF of construction within the main campus, south tower, and medical pavilion. All work was separated into four major phases with multiple sub-phases for each area to maintain a constant flow in critical and sensitive areas within a fully-operational hospital.

Auburn performed mechanical work for the pharmacy, surgery, and imaging departments; labs, common spaces, and the general exam-room environments. The project scope consisted of medical gas systems/equipment, stainless-steel quench vents, DI piping, chilled-water systems, heating water systems, domestic waters, sanitary waste/vent, storm drain, compressed air, VAV boxes, fan coil units, concealed and exposed HVAC ductwork, and rooftop exhaust fans

Facts:

  • General Contractor: GLY Construction
  • Design-Build
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Addition

Moore Center

Moore Center

The Moore Center project provided the Auburn team with some challenges as the original building was permitted for office space and the project required a residential treatment facility. For the space to meet the new requirements of occupancy, the fire and smoke systems were completely redesigned by the Auburn engineering team and installed within a short amount of time to meet a very aggressive schedule. Auburn’s CAD department used their state-of-the-art 3D scanner to get an accurate model for the existing building. The Auburn team faced some permitting challenges, but despite these issues, Auburn was able to complete this complex, fast-paced, full-mechanical project on schedule.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Anderson Construction
  • Design-Assist
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Addition

Global Innovation Exchange (GIX)

Global Innovation Exchange (GIX)

Auburn was the design-build and plumbing contractor on the Global Innovation Exchange. The 86,000 square foot building includes office space, retail space, and underground parking. The school is a partnership between the University of Washington and Tsinghua University.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Wright Runstad
  • Design-Build
  • Plumbing
  • New Construction

Seattle Goodwill JTE Center

Seattle Goodwill JTE Center

The Goodwill JTE is a two-story office space over one level of ground-level parking comprising a total of 60,000 SF. The building includes energy efficiently and water-conservation features, including a rainwater harvesting and cistern system. For these efforts, the project received the LEED Silver designation. The new building allowed the Seattle Goodwill to increase the number of free education classes they could offer. Additionally, administrative space was also increased.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Foushee
  • New Construction

Kris Schneider
Controller

Kris Schneider

Controller


Kris joined Auburn Mechanical in 2000 and has worked in the construction industry for over 30 years. As the company controller, she oversees the accounting department, financial reporting, and the analysis and preparation of consolidated financial statements for all divisions. She is motivated by working alongside key personnel and supporting the company as a whole. She has been a member of the South Sound Construction Financial Management Association since 2011.

Will Thompson
Sr. Project Manager

Will Thompson

Sr. Project Manager


Will is a veteran project manager with decades of industry experience and of building long-lasting relationships with clients; both qualities that are highly valuable.

Will Weaver
VDC Manager

Will Weaver

VDC Manager


As CAD manager since 2006, Will is responsible for managing the upgrade and implementation of software, hardware, and procedural standards to support Auburn Mechanical’s MEP initiative. He is proficient in Autodesk Revit MEP Suite and Navisworks. It is Will’s expectation to consistently produce documents on every project through a multi-company collaboration that allows for a level of efficiency and detail that exceeds industry standards.

Willy Kiel
Operations Manager

John Payne

Construction Operations Manager


As construction operations manager, Willy brings over 28 years’ experience in the industry. He oversees the day-to-day operations of Auburn Mechanical and the success of our projects. His involvement with project selection, engineering, detailing, estimating, project support, and leadership has provided a consistent project delivery process. Willy’s goals are to exceed the customer’s expectations while instrumenting the growth of Auburn Mechanical to meet the future needs of our clients and industry.