Developed and managed by Unico Properties, this building was originally designed by a collaboration between NBBJ and Minoru Yamasaki and Associates, the Rainier Tower has served as the focal point for Seattle's Financial District. AEC has been retained by Unico to evaluate the benefits and costs of upgrading the original high-speed elevators to modern closed-loop microprocessor control systems. As part of the modernization program, AEC has performed extensive traffic analysis and ride quality reviews.
Designed by Seattle architects Weber + Thompson under the direction of developer Ron Boscola of Crystal Pool, Inc., this ultra modern new mixed use 22-story tower will surely become the most sought after address in the Toney Bell Town section of Seattle. AEC performed extensive traffic analysis on the office and residential towers to ensure the proper speed, size and number of elevators were selected. As part of contract documents, AEC worked closely with the owner and architect to custom tailor performance based specifications and AutoCAD drawings to the projects needs.
2nd & Lenora
St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
AEC recently completed a quality assurance audit and master traffic study on this premier medical center in Boise ID. Performance times were reviewed along with actual and simulated traffic studies. AEC also analyzed and made recommendations on a new expansion and how the increased traffic will effect the central core.
Recently this historic ski lodge was expanded for the fourth time since its original opening in the 1940's. Two new luxury floors were added to the existing lodge requiring the Rustler to install it's first elevator. AEC worked with Robert Jacoby Architects of Salt Lake City and the owner to design a cost effective solution. Lodge Owner, Jeff Anderson, had the following to say: "Before Bob Nicholson got involved we were going to have a hydraulic elevator for our premier guest wing. Nicholson redesigned the elevator shaft for a high speed traction elevator. We are so happy we didn't go with the slower elevator."
Our Missionat AEC is to listen critically, respond effectively and act responsibly in order to develop efficient and safe vertical transportation solutions for our clients and the public.