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 was the plumbing and HVAC piping contractor on the remodel of the multi floor, occupied hospital wing. Important to the renovation was critical 24/7 medical-gas services, and heating and cooling services, including critical tie-ins to the existing medical-gas system. The project required careful coordination with several different user groups to minimize disruption to patient services.
MG2 Architecture, one of the largest architecture firms in the state, moved their headquarters from Bellevue to Seattle. For MG2’s new office, Auburn was responsible for the complete install of a new LG VRF System in a 60,000 SF shell and core building. The system includes 150 tons of cooling and heating, with associated low-pressure ductwork and control system.
Seattle Genetics was a new construction project of a pharmaceutical research lab within an existing shell and core. Auburn was responsible for the design-build RO/DI plant, controls and BCF facility distribution; design assist for IQ, OQ, PQ, and SOP development; and an FDA validated system.
The Highline Medical Center Pharmacy project was a complete remodel of 2015 SF of the existing building. Auburn’s scope of work included installation of air-handling units, exhaust fans, ductwork, new plumbing, water hydronics, controls, and balancing.
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.
Auburn was the HVAC and plumbing contractor for this 15,000-SF roasting facility and coffee bar located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. This was the first premium-roasting restaurant in Starbucks’ brand. Tom Douglas’ Serious Pie restaurant was also included in the scope of the project. The most challenging and interesting part of the project was the historical nature of the project
Auburn Mechanical was the HVAC contractor on the tenant improvement for the Tacoma School District’s 9th & Broadway project. Auburn Mechanical’s work on the project entailed the installation of 19 VAV units, the duct work on both sides of the VAV units, medium-pressure ducting, low-pressure ducting, and exposed grill/ducting.
Auburn recently completed full-mechanical renovations at Microsoft’s Pebble Beach Offices. The three-building campus includes 330,000 SF of new mechanical systems supporting complete tenant improvements of the primary office buildings. The team strategically laser scanned existing spaces to provide the engineers and detailers with extremely accurate as-built information early in the design phase.