UPS Boeing Field Expansion

Project Team


Design West Engineering designed MEP and Fire Protection for a $120M airport expansion. Our scope included a new sorting facility, site lighting, and utility connections, ensuring smooth progress and operational continuity.

Year & Location


Seattle, WA



About the Project

MEP and Fire Protection design for a $120 million expansion project including a new approximately 45,000 SF concrete tilt-up main sorting facility at the King County International Airport. Scope included substantial rework of the site, design of new site lighting for new/reconfigured parking areas, new power/data at various locations such as new GPU’s, scales, etc., design of utility connections for guard houses, and dry utility coordination for relocation of existing power and new power/data.

The original project schedule was delayed due to COVID-19 shutdowns and owner budget concerns. Design West was able to keep the project moving forward by using a phased approach to allow for bid and construction of early infrastructure, including early procurement of a 4000 Amp switchgear and 2MW generator. The phased design also allowed UPS to maintain operations on the existing site during construction of the new SORT facility. Additional scope included design to relocate the airport’s main telecom and fiber infrastructure in 8-4” duct banks out of the UPS leasehold area.

Southern California

412 E. Vanderbilt Way
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Tel: 909.890.3700
Fax: 909.890.3770

Pacific Northwest

110 James St. Suite 106
Edmonds, WA 98020

Tel: 425.458.9700