balancing operations with marketability
In serving the diverse spaces our clients maintain and operate, Hargis works with stakeholders to discern system performance expectations and identify opportunities to improve efficiencies. Our engagement in commercial, multi-tenant spaces throughout the US offers a unique perspective to bridging landlord marketability goals with tenant system performance needs.
Just as the technology industry was starting to take hold, the Bellevue Galleria was being constructed as a retail, cinema and commercial office mixed use structure. The building systems were designed for those 1996 systems in mind. Twenty years later, its proximity to urban amenities and high-technology visionaries has attracted software and gaming developers with energy-intensive system requirements. Hargis presented options to the owner to upgrade shell/core systems to accommodate the new tenant, integrate energy-efficient equipment and position the property for future, like tenants.
Creating a brand around high-end luxury living and shopping, the Bravern features top tier designers Montcler, Neiman Marcus, David Lawrence, Louis Vuitton and Gucci. Enhancing the guest experience, owners engaged our team to renovate common spaces, the exterior promenades and building systems scalable to serve 1,000 sf to 7,600 sf.
As one national retailer demised its leased space, the space was reconfigured to house two new tenants. We worked with the design team and landlord to modify the building systems for the two separate entities that occupy approximately 22,000 sf each.
THE OUTLET COLLECTION | SEATTLE
Opened in 1995, the 1 million sf mall has served as a value-shopper’s destination. Nearly 20 years later, it entered a new chapter in its operation as it was demised and repositioned to attract specialty fashion retailers to its “designer brand row” among its 130 store portfolio. As part of the reconfiguration, the food service court and common areas were revitalized with modern finishes and fixtures reflective of the newly adopted brand.
WESTFIELD | SOUTHCENTER MALL
A 1.7 million sf, 3-story center to over 240 businesses catered to public commerce, Southcenter Mall has undergone a number of upgrades, renovations and expansions to maintain its marketability and economic feasibility to operate. This included Hargis-led conversion of the chilled water and boiler HVAC system enclosed in seven penthouses to a package unit system to serve the common spaces in the 1960’s portion of the mall.
In the shadow of the Empire State Building is one of Amazon’s most recent fulfillment centers. Integrated into a 1901 high-rise building, shell and core systems have been upgraded to accommodate the e-commerce’s high-tech business model. Bridging the stakeholders’ interests, Hargis is integrating efficient 24/7 HVAC equipment, power distribution upgrades and emergency/ standby power systems for the 12-story office TI and two levels of subgrade parking. Special consideration to the full café and commercial kitchen were included in the solution.