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.
The Goodwill JTE is a two-story office space over one level of ground-level parking comprising a total of 60,000 square feet. The building includes energy efficiency 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 as well as increase the amount of administrative space.
This mixed-use project included the construction of affordable housing for studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments. The roof is unique in that it includes a unique community space with dog-friendly amenities. Auburn Mechanical provided mechanical, plumbing, gas, and boiler services on the project.
Helios is a 400-unit, 40-story apartment building in Seattle. The base of the tower features retail space with the podium of the tower facilitating four floors of above-grade parking located right above the retail level. Auburn Mechanical’s scope of work included design-build and plumbing.
The Kaiser Permanente facility in Burien is a design-build, plumbing and HVAC project that included the new ground-up construction of a single-story, 23,000-SF medical office building. Mechanical work was completed for the labs, pharmacy, imaging, procedure rooms, exam rooms, offices, and common spaces. The scope consisted of a sanitary waste/vent, storm drain, variable-refrigerant-flow (VRF) system, domestic water systems, natural gas, exhaust, and associated ductwork.
Auburn was the full-mechanical contractor for the retrofit and work was done throughout the facility with an emphasis on office space and the industrial rubber manufacturing room. The rubber manufacturing room included open facing ductwork, so the room required master craftsmanship and an aesthetically pleasing installation. Plumbing was also updated throughout the building for bathrooms, etc.
The University of Washington’s Mercer Hall provides studios, 2, 3, 4 and 6-bedroom apartment units for over 900 students in five wings over a common parking garage. The seven-story concrete and wood-frame structure includes central courtyards, meeting spaces and a coffee shop.
Auburn Mechanical was responsible for plumbing, including boiler work, on the Anthem on 12th Apartments. The new-construction project resulted in a six-story building that has 120 apartments, including low-income housing. The building also includes commercial space on the ground floor.
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).