Commercial and Retail Facilities

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Below are a few examples of commercial and retail facilities we have provided engineering design services for.

Note: The experience provided on this page is current as of Friday, October 20, 2017.
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La Frontera Administrative Building
La Frontera Administrative Building
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  • Owner: La Frontera Center
  • Location: Tucson, AZ
  • Delivery Method: CM at Risk
  • Project Area: 17,900 SF

New 2-story corporate headquarters office building. Design included HVAC, plumbing, and performance based fire protection. HVAC system consisted of packaged VAV air conditioning with complete DDC control system. Sound attenuators and vibration isolator roof curb used to minimize the rooftop unit noise. Back-up air conditioning provided for computer server room.

Tim's Toyota / Scion Dealership
Tim's Toyota / Scion Dealership
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  • Owner: Tim's Toyota
  • Location: Prescott, AZ
  • Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build
  • Project Area: 39,600 SF

Design HVAC, plumbing and performance based fire protection for new approximately 39,600 square foot single-story automotive dealership / service building. The showroom / office area consists of approximately 15,000 sq. ft. Service drive-up area (covered lanes) total approximately 4,000 square feet. The service bays are approx. 20,550 square feet (includes parts & storage). Design included sand/oil interceptors, infra-red heaters and evaporative coolers for service areas.

Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House
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  • Owner: Ronald McDonald House
  • Location: Tucson, AZ
  • Delivery Method: CM at Risk
  • Project Area: 45,300 SF

Design HVAC, plumbing and complete hydraulic calculated fire protection for new two-story hotel-type building with administration offices and guest-use full cooking kitchen areas.

Midvale Marketplace Shell Buildings
Midvale Marketplace Shell Buildings
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  • Location: Tucson, AZ
  • Delivery Method: Design-Build
  • Project Area: 88,000 SF

New three building retail campus. Designs included fire protection performance specifications, grease interceptors, gas piping systems, white-box plumbing and HVAC, and rainwater systems. All systems designed to accommodate future expansion.

Marquez Suzuki Addition and Remodel
Marquez Suzuki Addition and Remodel
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  • Owner: Marquez Suzuki
  • Location: Tucson, AZ
  • Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build
  • Project Area: 5,000 SF

3,200 square foot addition to existing 2,200 square foot automotive dealership office building. Existing building was renovated as part of this project. Design included all new AC for existing building, HVAC for the new building with exposed ductwork design, and modifications to existing plumbing, including roof drainage systems.

More Examples

Frost Gelato Albuquerque

Interior renovations to existing approximately 1000 square foot, on-grade, jewelry store in strip mall to convert into food and beverage establishment.

Frost Gelato Kuwait

Interior renovations to existing shell space in multi-level mall building in Kuwait.

Washtub Laundry Renovation

Add plumbing infrastructure to support 8 additional large commercial clothes washers.

Royal Automotive Collision Center

Tenant Improvement of existing automotive collision center following a fire. Space was gutted with all new HVAC & Plumbing provided.

Natural Way Piping Revisions

Revise drawings to accommodate owner suggested piping routing based on field conditions that did not exactly match the drawings.

Natural Way PEX piping revision

Redesign water piping to accommodate PEX.

Natural Way Spa

Interior renovations to existing commercial suite downtown Tucson. Conversion of retail space to therapy / meditation business.

Tucson Subaru

Provide determination of fire flow requirements and fire sprinkler system design criteria for new automotive dealership.

U of A McKale Center 'A' Store Remodel

Interior renovations to existing retail store at McKale center. Upgrades included new HVAC and modifications to the existing ductwork to accommodate the new retail layout.

The Pawn Place and Indoor Shooting Range

Renovation of existing 17,000 square foot building to include retail spaces including pawn shop, indoor shooting range and archery range.

U of A Student Union Corridor & Patio Upgrades

Design of waste, domestic water, natural gas, and chilled and heating water upgrades to approximately 18,000 square feet of restaurant and retail areas within the Student Union. Utility upgrades provided to allow for future restaurant additions in the area of work. Plumbing design also included gas piping for infrared heaters at new outdoor patio canopies.

USPS Mission Station Audit

Evaluation of existing mechanical systems serving large post office facility. Report findings and provide recommendations to correct found deficiencies with cost estimates for each option.

U of A Student Union Utility Infrastructure Report

Evaluation and report on existing waste, domestic water, natural gas, and chilled water and heating water system capacities in part of the Student Union. The report provided guidelines for future restaurant improvements in the area.

U of A Pink Berry Cafe at Memorial Student Union

Design HVAC, plumbing and performance specifications for fire protection to accommodate new restaurant tenant in existing retail area of Student Union building. Design included extensive field survey of existing conditions and several options for waste, water, and chilled water pipe designs to match existing system capacities.

Parks & Recreation Concession Stand

New stand-alone concession building for public park. Design included evaporative cooling and electric heating HVAC systems. Evaporative cooler was enclosed in custom built vandal resistant enclosure. Plumbing design included 3-compartment sink, hot water system, and grease interceptor. Water system required evaluation of existing master water meter system serving the entire park.

Blue House Catering

Design HVAC and plumbing for renovation to existing single story building. Design included air conditioned kitchen area with compensating Type I hood using evaporative cooling make-up air. Plumbing design included complete waste and vent systems, natural gas piping systems, grease interceptor design, and new water system.

Costco Fire Sprinkler System Replacement

Complete replacement of existing fire sprinkler systems throughout 135,000 SF facility. Phased design to accommodate demolition & replacement during evening hours at busy Christmas season while maintaining system integrity & service during hours of occupancy.

Wal-Mart Supercenter 1149

Complete fire sprinkler system design including fire service underground and hydraulic calculations for new 200,000 SF store. Design included high rack storage of tires and general stockroom high piled storage, & vehicle servicing area.

Naughton's Plumbing

New single-story building consisting of 7,920 square feet of retail space and 3,525 square feet of warehouse space. Designed HVAC, plumbing & fire protection for new building. HVAC consisted of packaged rooftop air conditioning units and evaporative coolers.

Cup Cafe at Club Congress

renovations to historical? club congress 1st floor? add AC to dining area.

Other Project Types

  • College

    KWA has provided designs for facilites at the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, Central Arizona College, Pima Community College... (read more)

  • Fire Protection

    KWA continues to lead in areas of Fire Protection Engineering in Southern Arizona. KWA's design experience includes wet & dry pipe, deluge, pre-action, foam, gas agent... (read more)

  • Government

    KWA has extensive experience providing engineering designs for Government projects. The KWA team is knowledgeable of the required design standards and codes... (read more)

  • Healthcare

    The KWA team has designed HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems for more than 40 healthcare and medical facilities in Arizona and New Mexico... (read more)

  • K-12 Schools

    KWA provides engineering design services for all types of education facilities, kindergarten to high school. Additionally, KWA provides commissioning and energy audits... (read more)

  • Military

    KWA has extensive experience working on military projects in Arizona and California and has vast knowledge of the federal requirements and desires for such projects... (read more)

  • Museum / Arhive

    KWA has the expertise necessary to provide designs for the tight temperature, humidity, and pressurization requirements of museum and archival facilities... (read more)

  • Places of Worship

    The KWA team understands the needs of and provides custom-taylored solutions for the high-occupancy and multi-use assembly spaces in religious projects... (read more)