Spotlight on the West Coast: A Look Back at Completed SurePods Projects

SurePods got its start in the Northeast almost 20 years ago, our production plant expanded to the Southeast in the decade following, and completed SurePods projects can be found up and down the West Coast. As modular construction methods continue to gain momentum, we’re excited and eager to continue working with forward-thinking developers who recognize the advantages of bringing speed, superior quality, simplicity and safety to projects with prefabricated bathroom pods.

To showcase the spectacular hospitality, residential and healthcare projects we’ve already been a part of on the Western side of the United States, we’re taking a look back at SurePods’ successes in the Pacific Northwest, Southern California and Colorado.

Washington

Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

TGB Architects and Skanska USA Building general contractors were the first to partner with SurePods on a “shell and core” building method; the team turned to SurePods early in the design and preconstruction phase to prefabricate bathrooms for Seattle’s Virginia Mason Medical Center. Opened in 2015, the non-profit hospital features 51 SurePods bathroom pods.

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Seattle, WA

The Emerald City’s construction and real estate market has been hot for quite some time, as evidenced by dozens of cranes throughout downtown and the impressive growth of tech companies headquartered on the West Coast. Seattle-based American Life, the developer of the 23-story Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square, enlisted SurePods to prefabricate 282 bathroom units to shorten its construction schedule amid a tight local skilled labor market.

California

LA Live by Marriott, Los Angeles, CA

Opened May 2014, Marriott’s dual-branded Courtyard and Residence Inn LA Live rises higher than 20 stories and is situated in the heart of Los Angeles. To decrease traffic and community disturbances during construction of the property, GBD Architects, SODO Builders and developer American Life elected to have the hotels’ 400 bathroom pods delivered at night.

Wilshire Grand Intercontinental Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Opened February 2017, the Wilshire Grand Intercontinental Hotel engaged SurePods to prefabricate 698-bathroom pods for the 73-story upscale hotel, which is recognized as the tallest building east of the Mississippi River.

Colorado

Exempla Saint Joseph Heritage, Denver, CO

Over in the Rocky Mountains, Davis Partnership Architects & H+L Architecture enlisted SurePods to prefabricate 440 SurePods bathrooms for Exempla Saint Joseph Heritage, the very first healthcare project to feature modular bathroom pods on the Western side of the United States. The faith-based hospital opened in Colorado’s capital city of Denver in 2015.

Military Barracks, Fort Carson, CO

The Army Corp of Engineers, Mortenson Construction and TranSystems achieved a LEED Gold project certification and earned the National DBIA Award for the military barracks in Fort Carson, Colorado. SurePods was honored to prefabricate 120 bathrooms for the unique multi-unit residential project that opened in 2012.

If you’re a West Coast-based developer, designer or construction industry pro, let’s talk. Contact us at [email protected]

Layla Perkins