managing the executive office tenant improvement

Whether full interior renovations or upgrades of mission critical systems serving executive administrative spaces, there is a need for heightened level of communication and appreciation for the end-users’ experience. It is imperative potential impacts to operations during the planning and construction phase be fully vetted and communicated with contingency plans.

South Puget Sound Community College

Building 25 is the central administration and student services building within the college’s main campus. The first and second floors were renovated to enhance the campus data center, interior/exterior access controls, upgrades to the boardroom to improve finishes and A/V technology, as well as integrate the campus security, information technology offices and associated support spaces. 

Planning, designing and cutting over the critical systems and campus operations to the new space required a significant level of coordination with executive level stakeholders, administrators and project team professionals. Hargis’ mechanical, electrical, telecommunications and security team worked closely with the dynamic team to the define accessible spaces and associated permissions; surge spaces to support construction; and contingency plans to maintain campus operations and system functionality as the 22,000 sf interior was being remodeled.

Peninsula College

The new 15,000 sf facility utilizes a variable flow refrigerant air-to-air heat pump system on the first floor. This allows heating and cooling energy to be transferred within the building, reducing the building’s total energy consumption by 15%. 

Shoreline Community College

Suspected of being at the end of its lifespan, Hargis was engaged to lead a team to meter, upgrade/ replace a medium-voltage campus electrical substation that serves 3 buildings, including the executive administration building and the campus phone system. Orchestrating efforts, we coordinated metering of key locations drawing from and feeding the substation, and developed an approach to cutting over the new equipment with minimal downtime to the college. Downtime was a critical aspect of this project as Building 1000 houses the majority of the college’s administrators and telecommunications point of entry to the college. With a favorable bid environment, the team was able to enhance the project with a standby generator to serve Building 1000 for the purpose of a “Emergency Command Center,” while also providing generation power for critical campus systems.