The scope of this design-build project involved the transformation of a four-story 1980’s era building into the administrative headquarters for KWA, a non-profit social service agency. Three floors of office space were renovated in Phase I, and Phase II constructed a Lifelong Learning Center in the basement of the building, which opened in April 2022.
KWA Office Renovation
The new home of the Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH Food Bank opened this summer at 4303 Burnham Drive in Gig Harbor. The 11,600 square foot facility replaces the space previously rented from the Eagles Building in Gig Harbor that was way too small to meet the needs of the community. The new facility provides FISH with much needed space for more grocery shopping, a separate area for clothing and household items, space for private client meetings and ample warehouse space for food and other items as well as large walk-in coolers and freezers. The facility also includes a reception and waiting area along with offices for the staff. Outside their facility is a new underground storm detention vault, expanded parking, a green space, secure covered loading dock facilities, and a separate firewood storage area. The building structure has been constructed to LEED Silver standards and will support the client’s mission for many years to come.
GHP FISH Food Bank & Community Services serves 11 zip codes across the Key Peninsula. In addition to food and clothing, they provide educational support and access to many other community resources.
This project provided renovations to an existing 5,400 SF, 1930’s-era brick building located in a residential area of Tacoma. The objective was to convert the building from a neighborhood food market to shared legal offices while preserving its architectural character, which our team was able to accomplish through partnering with owner, designers, subcontractors and the surrounding community. Project scope included complete interior demolition, structural upgrades, exterior envelope upgrades, new interior buildout, finishes, and all new bidder-designed mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
This project earned a 2022 AGC of WA “Build Washington” award for Construction Excellence.
The Tool Gauge Expansion project involved a 2 phase approach to allow their existing facility to remain fully operational while we built the new plastics building. Phase 1 was a 62,000 square foot single story concrete tilt-up structure with manufacturing and warehouse functions. Phase 2 was a 17,000 square foot single story with partial 2nd floor mezzanine insulated metal wall panel building shell with office, manufacturing and paint booth areas.
This project included construction of a 127,000 square foot, 4 story heated self storage facility that includes 1100 units and 2 elevators. The project involved 100,000 sf, 3-story shotcrete retaining wall with soil nails and design-build fire protection, electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems.
This project involved seismic upgrades to an existing 7,800 sf warehouse as well as construction of a new 2,037 sf canopy. The remodel project provided a much-needed facelift for the vastly growing community while blending into the City of Tacoma atmosphere. As the tenant, MacDonald Miller chose to have WA Patriot also perform the Tenant Improvement scope of work, which was added while WA Patriot performed the seismic upgrades.
This project consisted of renovations to more than 10,000 SF of space in Bldg. 3-800 Cafeteria at Boeing Field in Seattle. Scope of work involved demolition of the existing cafeteria and adjacent spaces and construction of a new larger Cafe that included a full commercial kitchen, multiple food station cafeteria, soft seating area, all new mechanical, fire sprinkler, and electrical systems, and over $1M of new kitchen equipment. The Cafe and seating areas were finished with high-end finishes including wood ceilings, stone countertops, and seeded aggregate concrete floors. Project was fast-paced with a 4-month duration and involved supporting a temporary food services operation in the occupied facility throughout construction. WA Patriot coordinated the work to accommodate our client’s occupancy requirements during construction, and coordinated the schedule to minimize impacts and facilitate their ongoing operations.
The Alma Mater project involved a 22,000 square foot renovation of the former Carpenter’s Union Hall located in downtown Tacoma. The two-story venue features a coffee shop and café, lounge, event spaces to house 5-500 people, performance venue, arts gallery, recording studio, and shared arts studios.
WA Patriot got involved early with the Alma Mater team and their designers to provide preconstruction services and assist with design completion. Through partnering and commitment to the owner’s vision, we were able to provide a unique facility that serves artists in this revitalized community.
You can watch the transformation of this building from our work:
For more information about Alma Mater, visit their website.
WA Patriot was proud to work with Central Kitsap School District and Rice Fergus Miller Architects to provide the Bremerton Community this much anticipated community school. The scope of work for this Educational facility involved tenant improvements in approximately 30,000 SF of a 60,000 SF building. The project transforms the existing space from a business center into a learning environment, providing classrooms, work stations, and administrative space for an alternative/community school for Central Kitsap School District.
This project involved modifications to an existing hangar at the Tacoma Narrows Airport. Scope included installation of new restroom facilities, mechanical/plumbing/electrical upgrades, new doors and hardware, polished concrete floors, insulation improvements, and new storefront systems.