Category: Design-Build

Helios Apartments

Helios Apartments

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’s scope of work included design-build plumbing.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Turner Construction
  • Design-Build
  • Plumbing
  • New Construction

WRNS Studios Tenant Improvements

WRNS Studios Tenant Improvements

Auburn partnered with DPR construction on the full-mechanical, design-build TI located on the 5th floor of the Market Place building. WRNS Studio is a planning and architecture firm from San Francisco, with a focus on high-quality, sustainable design. Recently WRNS was named the #1 architecture firm in the US by Architect Magazine for 2018, and they are in the early stages of a strategic push into the Seattle market. Their constant pursuit of sustainability was evident during the design process. LEED V4, WELL 2.0, and LBC (Living Building Challenge) were all carefully considered and selectively integrated into the design. LBC presented a new challenge to the Auburn team, who took it in stride. With only a handful of projects, LBC certified in Seattle there was limited historical information to reference. A component of LBC is the “Red List” material list, which asks that design teams show due diligence in engineering these red-listed project materials. Material vetting, selection, and purchasing were all key phases of this project and required extensive research and documentation.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: DPR Construction
  • Full-Mechanical
  • Tenant Improvements

UW Kincaid Hall Renovation

UW Kincaid Hall

UW Kincaid Hall is a full-mechanical, progressive design-build renovation. The project will benefit the Department of Psychology and the Department of Biology by updating the infrastructure, ventilation, and plumbing. As a progressive design-build project, Auburn will be an early contributor to the team, by creating unique ideas to improve the quality and cost of the mechanical systems.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Skanska
  • Full-Mechanical
  • Renovation
  • Progressive Design-Build

Bayview 62+ Community

Bayview 62+ Community

Located in Queen Anne, the Bayview 62+ Community offers enhanced retirement living that is improved with the renovation of the old building. Auburn was the MEP engineer, full-mechanical contractor, and design-build partner. Bayview includes a new café, resident lounge, new residential tower, and an updated aesthetic throughout.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Andersen Construction
  • Design-Build
  • Full Mechanical

Walton Lofts

Walton Lofts

The Walton Lofts project was the new construction of the design-build, 12 story, 156,300-SF apartment building with 136 units featuring a loft-like setting. The 12-story building offers studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. Walton Lofts is a Green Globe project with a building constructed of post-tensioning concrete and includes three floors of underground parking. Auburn worked closely with the architects and other design consultants through the design process.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Turner Construction
  • Plumbing Design
  • New Construction

3rd & Lenora

3rd & Lenora

The Third and Lenora Tower site is situated in Belltown near Seattle’s retail district. This 36-story, mixed-use, residential, office, and retail building will allow individuals to live, work, and play all within one spacious and modern facility. The project includes installation of pipe supported by a complex rebar ladder system and implementation of a new quality control program for documentation of installed underground/under slab piping systems. Third and Lenora is 552,753 square feet and features five floors of underground parking.

Facts:

  • Design-Build
  • Plumbing
  • New Construction

Rowley Extended Stay

Rowley Extended Stay

The upscale Homewood Suites by Hilton, Rowley Extended Stay is a 123-suite, eight-story hotel located off state Route 900 in Issaquah. The design-build project took an extensive preconstruction effort to help the owners get to a feasible price that would allow them to move forward with the construction of the project. After almost two years of value engineering and various pricing activities, we were able to help get the project funded. Carrying the Hilton name comes with the expectancy to maintain their high standards. Working collaboratively with the owner, architect, contractor, and Hilton allowed Auburn to satisfy all parties and provide a hotel built with the intention of 100% guest satisfaction.

Facts:

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

Stadium Place

Stadium Place

This design-build project was the new construction of three residential towers, a podium, and four stories of above-ground parking. The completed project is 877,000 square feet. The structure consists of post-tensioned concrete on a deep pile foundation and is a mixed-use development. The project utilizes in-slab PEX water piping, which is all pre-fabricated as is the majority (95%) of D/W/V piping. The use of the Trimble device for in-slab MEP activities rapidly expedited the layout time while 3D modeling increased MEP coordination and productivity allowing us to forecast conflicts (of all types, architectural, structural, etc.) ahead of time and design accordingly.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: JTM Construction
  • Design-Build
  • Plumbing
  • New Construction

Vulcan Block 45

Vulcan Block 45

Block 45 includes a 13-story, 317,000-SF office building with four levels of below-grade parking. The building includes a reception area, interview rooms, and commissary kitchen located on the first floor. The second-floor houses training rooms, usability labs, a podcast room, and café. Private and open offices and conference and break rooms are located on floors three through twelve. Auburn was the design-build, plumbing partner on the project.
Our scope of work included:

  • 800 feet of underground plumbing
  • Installation of the storm drain system, roof and floor drains, and all associated piping
  • Sanitary waste and vent piping, plumbing fixtures and equipment, piping, and metering; condensate drain system and natural gas piping
  • Installation of domes; hot and cold water for the commercial kitchen, core and shell restrooms, and break rooms

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Turner Construction
  • Design-Build
  • Plumbing

Overlake Cancer Wellness Center

Overlake Cancer Wellness Center

Auburn was the full-mechanical and design-build contractor on the Overlake Hospital Medical Center Cancer Wellness Center project. Auburn completed 70,000 square feet 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 as well as labs, common spaces, and the general exam-room environments.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: GLY Construction
  • Design-Build
  • Full Mechanical
  • Addition