City of Seattle

Airport Way Center, Building E: Planning/Studies, Building Envelopes & Renovations

The City of Seattle (City) requested our expertise to conduct a facility evaluation at Airport Way Center (AWC), Building E. The design team was responsible for assessing conditions of the existing facility, providing recommendations and cost opinions for specific areas of renovation.

Based on the findings report, the City chose to replace the roof and perform selective envelope improvements.  The project was split into 2 separate bid packages: roof replacement and envelope upgrades. Building E houses the water quality lab for the City of Seattle. To minimize disruptions to facility operations, roof work was scheduled around the exhaust fans serving the laboratory fume hoods.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Led a team of technical professionals to produce the facility evaluation.
  • Managed all stakeholder communication.
  • Removed and replaced roof membrane. The existing roof insulation was retained to achieve the current energy code R-38 thermal value.
  • Installed perimeter roof flashings.
  • Removed/replaced skylights and storefront assemblies.
  • Replaced entry vestibule storefront assembly to have all of the storefront systems under one warranty and to ensure the uniformity of the front elevation of the building.
  • Re-caulked exterior joints.
  • Replaced the exterior wall-mounted lights with new LED fixtures.
  • Created an alternate design for the canopy supports.