Project Description

At 122,680 square feet, the expansion of University Audi includes the addition of two 41,000 square foot parking garages (one floor for sales parking and one floor for service parking storage), a 13,000 square feet indoor car display area with three 4,700 square feet service bays with a total of 30 service stations, each equipped with in-ground car lifts. The project also includes elevator and stair access to a green roof, with excellent views of downtown Seattle. The most prominent feature of the project is a 2-story helical car ramp around a 3-story radial wall that ties the entire facility together. The building’s exterior materials include glazing, board form concrete, stucco and sheet metal.

Our connection with University Audi/VW goes as far back as 2000. This first project involved renovation of the 2,500 square foot Volkswagen Service Department and the 2,900 square foot Volkswagen Showroom in an existing 30 year old building. Both areas included porcelain floor tile and custom finish cabinetry in the build out. The spring 2001 Audi Dealership segment of the project followed with demolition of an existing Subaru building and constructing a 5,100 square foot two level steel structure building in its place. High end interior finishes in the Audi facility will include floor tile and finish carpentry.

In 2002, Sierra constructed the 8,100 square foot main office and conference rooms building for Audi. This building featured a steel structure with mezzanine and exterior stucco finishes, as well as an exposed curved roof as the main focal point from the exterior canopy through to the showroom area. Other features included curved metal roofing, under slab ductwork, and a three bay garage area with in ground car hoists for new car displays. A 24’ high auto parts storage facility was also installed in the new building. Interior work included the build out of conference rooms, several offices and personnel areas finished with porcelain floor tile and cherry wood carpentry. During the construction process, we provided temporary facilities for Audi personnel who remained on site.