Villa Appia is a 55 unit 6-story stucco clad apartment building with 2 ground level commercial spaces, located in Seattle WA. The structure consists of a unique metal mansard roof line, stucco cladding, one-piece steel decks and vinyl windows / sliding glass doors. Additional features of the property are three large exterior community plaza decks and a rooftop amenity deck.
Tatley Grund was engaged on the property a couple of years prior through our Special Project Department to provide assistance to a building enclosure expert wanting to perform a building forensics inspection and investigation. Upon completion of the construction documents, Tatley Grund was approached on an negotiated contract to provide full construction repair services at a select section of the building. As work was taking place, it was determined by the owner to perform the detailed repair to the building in whole.
Overall the scope of repair included; full removal of the existing stucco cladding, install new windows / sliding glass doors, new detailed waterproofing at all building openings / penetrations, new weather resistive barrier installation, metal flashing details and new reinforced stucco cladding. The repair became extremely intrusive due to the nature of deteriorated structural framing requiring for Tatley Grund to entire occupied units, build temporary enclosures to isolate the living space from the work space, and fully remove the ceiling in order to remove decayed structural framing and replace new.
Additional challenges arose with the arrival of Covid-19 and the following restrictions that were to be followed. At this time of implemented mandates, TGI followed all local regulations and was approved by the City of Seattle to continue with construction of the occupied building with minor delay to the project overall.
Owner: Villa Appia
Architect / Consultant: Amento Group
Contract Details: $3.5 Million ~ 11/18/2018 – 3/1/2021
The Seabird Condominiums project was performed under budget on the Cost + Fee contract and ahead of schedule making the project an overall success for both the owners and Tatley-Grund. A challenge to the project was the footprint of the building itself. With the majority of work being performed on the backside of the building and away from the street access was limited to ladders and pump-jacks requiring additional thought to fall protections for workman safety.> Back to Multi-Family