The UW Tacoma McDonald-Smith project was completed while occupied by a tenant on level one. The historic 1890 building was renovated, which added office and meeting spaces as well as a new mechanical system. Auburn was responsible for the HVAC and plumbing on the project.
Auburn Mechanical is currently roughing in mechanical and plumbing systems for the first hotel in Seattle with fully modular hotel rooms. The lobby, offices, and building infrastructure are being built traditionally, and the modular guest rooms risers are being installed by our skilled tradespeople. We are excited to be a part of this unique and innovative project.
Located in Queen Anne, the Bayview Retirement Community offers enhanced retirement living improved with the renovation of the old building. Auburn Mechanical is the MEP engineer and design-build partner.
The Old Stove Brewing Co. is Seattle’s newest brewery, and Auburn Mechanical had the privilege of being part of the team that brought the brewery’s second location to life. Located on Western Avenue in the Pike Place Market’s new MarketFront building, the brewery overlooks the Puget Sound and has great connectivity to the revitalized waterfront. A temporary bar was established early in the project to coincide with the MarketFront’s summer grand opening. The full brewery and kitchen have opened. Auburn’s crews were faced with challenges both new and familiar, including the installation of a steam line which not only required coordination between Pike Place PDA, SDOT, Historic Seattle Preservation Foundation, and Enwave (Formally Seattle Steam) but also had to work around an art installation along Western Avenue. Existing MEP infrastructure was relocated to provide more headroom for the new mezzanine. The brewery also required a waste cooling and pH neutralization system, which is in a high traffic parking garage.
7th & Gilman is a mid-rise apartment complex on a six-acre space with 340 multi-family units. Apartments will be built in three buildings, with each building being five-stories tall, and will reside above underground parking garages. The scope of work includes full mechanical on all buildings associated with the project.
Hoa Mai Gardens is a new 111-unit, low-income-housing apartment complex in the Yesler neighborhood of Seattle. The project was for the Seattle Housing Authority, and Auburn was the design-build and full-mechanical contractor. Other features of the project include a rainwater harvesting system that provides water for the toilets and the solar-powered boilers.
The project consisted of disconnecting and removing existing equipment and refurbishing the entire building with all new equipment, fixtures, plumbing, HVAC piping, and ductwork. New equipment included energy lab rooftop air-handling units, boilers, multi-stack chillers consisting of five each, chilled water and heating water pumps, heat pumps, humidifiers, fan coil units, exhaust fans, and chilled-water ceiling panels. 3D CAD drawings were used for coordination between all trades.
The Seattle Academy CUB is the home of their district’s middle school students. The structure includes a gym, commons space, administrative space, roof access, and one level of underground parking. The project is targeting LEED Gold Certification with its goal of sustainable construction.
The Pike Place WaterFront project replaced critical parking support for the market that currently exists under the Seattle Viaduct, while also providing new indoor and outdoor retail space and 25,000 SF of new affordable housing. Auburn constructed both wet and dry mechanical systems, and the project is targeting LEED Gold.