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).
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.