Big Fish Games
For this historical tenant improvement in the Maritime Building in downtown Seattle, MacDonald-Miller provided a new VAV system, DDC Controls and self-performed NEBB certified air balancing for Big Fish Games’ 5-story project. The plumbing scope included restrooms, hospitality bar and kitchenette, and MacMiller led a coordinated BIM process that included a highly collaborative detailing process between our engineering and detailing groups. This endeavor also included utilization of the Revit Fabrication software. With this system our team was able to design and detail systems within tolerances of an 1/8″ to ensure successful routing of duct and pipe systems through highly congested spaces.
The age of the building (100+ years old) was challenging due to the structural differences of each floor. Basically, each floor had a different ceiling height and structural beams did not stack consistently throughout. The original height of the Maritime Building was only 5 stories, but the shell and core construction added two more levels of office space and one level of amenities space for the top floor. And, each floor presented its own challenges in keeping ceiling heights at a Class A commercial building rating.