Category: HVAC

WRNS Studios Tenant Improvements

WRNS Studios Tenant Improvements

Auburn Mechanical partnered with DPR construction on the full-mechanical, design-build TI located on the 5th floor of the Market Place Building. WRNS Studio is a planning and architecture firm from San Francisco, with a focus on high-quality, sustainable design. Recently WRNS was named the #1 architecture firm in the US by Architect Magazine for 2018, and they are in the early stages of a strategic push into the Seattle market. Their constant pursuit of sustainability was evident during the design process. LEED V4, WELL 2.0, and LBC (Living Building Challenge) were all carefully considered and selectively integrated into the design. LBC presented a new challenge to the Auburn team who took it in stride. With only a handful of projects, LBC certified in Seattle there was limited historical information to reference. A component of LBC is the “Red List” material list which asks that design teams show due diligence in engineering these red-listed projects materials. Material vetting, selection, and purchasing were all key phases of this project and required extensive research and documentation.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: DPR Construction
  • Full-Mechanical
  • Tenant Improvements

Pallino Tenant Improvements

Pallino Tenant Improvements

Located in the central terminal of the SeaTac Airport, the Pallino Pastaria is a full-mechanical, tenant improvement project under Wilcox Construction. Our team performed the grease ducts and hoods, fire wrap, and standard insulation in the space. There was plenty of design assistance from our project management and field team to ensure the project was a success. The restaurant’s owner is directly involved in many aspects of the project and has required assistance in making his vision into a workable reality. This is the first Port of Seattle job Auburn has been involved in for several years. The Pallino Tenant Improvement is located in a terminal area with three other restaurant tenant improvements currently under construction.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Wilcox Construction
  • Full Mechanical
  • Tenant Improvements

UW Kincaid Hall Renovation

UW Kincaid Hall

Auburn Mechanical is the full-mechanical contractor for a whole-building renovation of the University of Washington Kincaid Hall. The UW originally built the building in 1969 as the zoology building, and after years of use, it is being upgraded up to modern standards for use by different departments within the university system. The project utilizes the progressive design-build delivery. Auburn Mechanical is teamed up with PAE to design and build entirely new mechanical and plumbing systems for the building. The users are currently scheduled to move out of the building in May of this year to allow for demolition and abatement before construction starts in the fall. The expected completion date is late 2020. This will be Auburn Mechanical’s second progressive design-build project with the University of Washington.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Skanska
  • Full-Mechanical
  • Renovation
  • Progressive Design-Build

UW Tacoma McDonald Smith Renovation

UW Tacoma McDonald Smith Renovation

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.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Mortenson
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC

citizenM Seattle Hotel

citizenM Seattle Hotel

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.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Mortenson Construction
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC

Old Stove Brewery

Old Stove Brewery at Pike Place Market

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. 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. The brewery also required a waste cooling and pH neutralization system, which is in a high traffic parking garage.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Addatto Construction
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • New Construction

Red Cedar

Yesler Terrace Phase III – Red Cedar

Red Cedar is the second of three apartment projects that Auburn has completed as a part of the Yesler Terrace redevelopment for the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA). We performed the full-mechanical engineering, design and installation for the job. The HVAC scope included variable refrigerant flow (VRF) and in-unit energy recover vents (ERVs). In addition to plumbing for 119 residential units, the project included a solar preheat system. We also provided all the piping for the refrigeration and set of significant equipment.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Andersen Construction
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanical
  • New Construction

More About the Project:

Coordination

Based on two previously successful projects with SHA and Andersen Construction, our team was very in-tune with the client’s goals and how we would need to coordinate our work with the wood structure. Conflicts between plumbing, HVAC, and structural members were identified early in the design stage. We were proactive in addressing issues ahead of time to eliminate coordination in the field and increase productivity on site. Our constructability reviews resulted in saving time on the project.

Exteriors

In coordinating with the general contractor, we gave special consideration to the vent terminations on the outside of the building to develop a solution that would be equally functional and aesthetically appealing. Work up front was completed to ensure the entire project team was pleased with the selected type of terminations and that framing was properly coordinated for the hood.

Booster Pump and Just-In-Time Deliveries

Red Cedar required a booster pump which we installed in the water entry room. To accomplish this, the booster pump was transported on a skid, and we hoisted into the building. We coordinated with our subcontractor on the specific date the booster pump was needed on site to free up valuable laydown space and eliminate unnecessary equipment movement.

Atlas Apartments

Atlas Apartments

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.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Andersen Construction

Hoa Mai Gardens – Yesler

Hoa Mai Gardens – Yesler

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.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Andersen Construction
  • Design-Build
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • New Construction