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Seattle Genetics

Seattle Genetics

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.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: GLY Construction
  • Design-Build
  • New Construction

Highline Medical Center Pharmacy

Highline Medical Center Pharmacy

The Highline Medical Center Pharmacy project was a complete remodel of 2015 square feet 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.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: GLY Construction
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Remodel

F5 Tower

F5 Tower

Auburn’s multi-project work on the 800 block of 5th Avenue in downtown Seattle is one of the largest and most complex plumbing projects in Auburn’s portfolio. The F5 Tower is a 45-story, steel-frame building with eight levels of below-grade parking. Levels 1–16 consist of a five-star luxury hotel, while the upper 28 floors are class-A office space.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: JTM Construction
  • Plumbing
  • New Construction and Renovation

SECO Southport

SECO Southport

The Southport Office Campus is located in Renton, and the class-A office project consisted of the new construction of a 664,000 square foot, six-level parking garage, and three nine-story office towers totaling 712,752 square feet. The project took over three years to complete and was completed in three phases. Additionally, Auburn was the first MEP subcontractor to complete their scope of work on the project, saving the owner money.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Exxel Pacific
  • Design-Build
  • Plumbing
  • New Construction

Starbucks Tre

Starbucks Tre

Auburn was the HVAC and plumbing contractor for 15,000 square feet of roasting facility and coffee bar space 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, and the most challenging and interesting part of the project was the historical nature of the project

Facts:

  • General Contractor: JTM Construction
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Tenant Improvements

Don Shelton
Piping Superintendent


Don Shelton

Piping Superintendent

Don has over 19 years of experience in the mechanical industry. He has a wide variety of experience ranging from complex rigging work to technical chemical/nuclear projects including numerous projects with The Boeing Company.


Jordan Guthrie
Plumbing Superintendent

Jordan Guthrie

Plumbing Superintendent


Jordan has been part of Auburn’s team since 2005, first as a field foreman and then over ten years as a superintendent providing extensive experience on tenant improvement and new construction projects. His outstanding leadership ability, industry expertise, and experience working on complex projects are invaluable to project teams

John Payne
VP Service

John Payne

Vice President Service Divison


John joined the Auburn Mechanical team in 2012 and has been in the construction and facility services field for more than 25 years. He specializes in partnering with building owners, property managers, and tenants to help them efficiently operate buildings, develop customized preventive maintenance programs that lower energy costs, lower downtime, and prolong equipment and asset life. His responsibilities include overseeing daily operations of the Service Department, expanding services and capabilities, and developing business opportunities.

9th & Broadway – TI

9th & Broadway – TI

Auburn 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 ductwork on both sides of the VAV units, medium-pressure ducting, low-pressure ducting, and exposed grill/ducting.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Howard S. Wright
  • Plumbing General Contractor: Colvos Construction
  • Tenant Improvement
  • HVAC
  • New Construction

Pebble Beach Offices

Pebble Beach Offices

Auburn was the design-build, full-mechanical contractor for the project. The tenant improvements took place in three-buildings—totaling 338,000 square feet—in just six months. The project included chilled water rooftop AHUs with VAV and electric reheat, chilled water fan coils for IT and 24/7 loads, and a complete replacement of the hydronic piping systems.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Howard S. Wright
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • New Construction

Renders Courtesy of Clive Wilkinson Architects.