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. A temporary bar was established early in the project to coincide with the MarketFront’s summer grand opening. The full brewery and kitchen have opened. 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. Existing MEP infrastructure was relocated to provide more headroom for the new mezzanine. The brewery also required a waste cooling and pH neutralization system, which is in a high traffic parking garage.
The rental car facility includes an extensive storm-water-drainage system that culminates into a 3-million-gallon detention vault fed by 2-16 inch stormwater mains. The facility will ultimately support offices for ten rental-car companies and 5,000 parking spaces throughout the five-story garage. In addition, the new, quick-turnaround facilities will dispense over 100,000 gallons of gasoline stored on site through 48 pumps, as well as a stainless-steel piping system designed to supply windshield washer fluid.
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