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.
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.
The Kimpton Hotel (Palladian) is a 97-room hotel in the Seattle City landmark Palladian building. The building structure needed to be updated for seismic reinforcement due to the building being historical. The emergency generator could not be installed in the existing location in the basement which was an interesting logistical challenge.
The upscale Homewood Suites by Hilton, Rowley Extended Stay is a 123-suite, eight-story hotel located off state Route 900 in Issaquah. The design-build project took an extensive preconstruction effort to help the owners get to a feasible price that would allow them to move forward with construction of the project. After almost two years of value engineering and various pricing activities, we were able to help get the project funded. Carrying the Hilton name comes with the expectancy to maintain their high standards. Working collaboratively with the owner, architect, contractor and Hilton allowed Auburn to satisfy all parties and provide a hotel built with the intention of 100% guest satisfaction.
The new, 1.15-Million-SF addition to the Washington State Convention Center doubles the capacity of the existing space by adding approximately 250,000 SF of exhibition space, 125,000 SF of meeting rooms, and 60,000 SF of ballroom space. The mechanical systems are designed to flexibly and efficiently serve the variable loads that are associated with the convention center while minimizing energy consumption. A significant amount of airflow is required to ensure proper space conditioning and good indoor air quality for the convention center occupants.
The ShoWare facility is a regional sports venue with LEED Gold Certification. ShoWare is the home of the Seattle Thunderbirds and Tacoma Stars. At 175,00 SF, the facility has a capacity for 7,800 people and will be a hub of sports, concerts, and events for years to come.Our scope of work included:
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.
Auburn was the owner-direct mechanical contractor on the Westland Distillery, Process Cooling System Retrofit. Westland was using domestic water to cool the distilling process, which was not economically or environmentally viable. By installing a dual system cooling tower/chiller, they are saving 13,000 gallons of water per day and increased the efficiency by about 80% (compared to a chiller alone).
Auburn Mechanical was responsible for the plumbing and HVAC for this 15-story, 320-room hotel that includes three levels of parking in downtown Seattle. With an emphasis on extended-stay travel, each room has a kitchen and office amenities. Additionally, the location is advantageous for its proximity to the Washington State Convention Center and downtown attractions. Keep a look out for it if you are ever on Howell Street!
Auburn Mechanical is the plumbing contractor for multiple projects on the nearly completed F5 Tower.
The primary focus of the project is a 44 floor, warm-shell high rise with core utilities to support future office tenants on the upper floors. The tower also includes nine levels of parking as well as tenant amenities. The shell-core tower construction is pursuing LEED certification.
The hotel tenant improvement on levels 1-16 included 189 guest rooms, a commercial kitchen and restaurant, conference rooms, and a hotel spa.
The project also includes a new 7-floor parking structure for the adjacent Rainier Club as well as a valet office to support that property.
Last but not least, Auburn Mechanical was the plumbing contractor for the renovation of the First United Methodist Church next door to the new tower. 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.