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.
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.
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
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.
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.