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Higher Ed

  • UT Dallas Living/Learning (Richardson, Texas)
    UTD's Living/Learning Center is a 326,000 sf facility designed to foster a tight-knit student community by creating spaces to learn, dine, live and interact with fellow students across all fields of study. The facility includes a new large kitchen and dining facility, work out room, recreation center, classrooms and computer labs, along with the 600-bed Residence Hall West, which is the 5th and largest residence hall built on the campus since 2009. The MEP systems are composed of campus-independent chilled and heating water plants. The project was designed for LEED Silver certification.
  • SMU Moody Coliseum Renovation (Dallas, Texas)
    The 167,000-square-foot complex and Dallas landmark is home to SMU's men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball and the pageantry of SMU academic ceremonies, as well as numerous community events such as concerts, cultural programs and high school graduations. The renovation and expansion features new seating, entertainment areas, court improvements and infrastructure, yet retains the ambiance that has made Moody a favorite venue for more than 50 years. The Miller Event Center, an addition on the north side of Moody, includes the Miller Champions Club (a 5,000-sf furnished entertainment area on the concourse level) and suites with courtside views, along with administrative support areas. Moody includes a North Club and a Hall of Fame Club that serves food and drinks. New seating has been added throughout the approximately 7,000-seat arena, including 12 courtside suites, 80 loge seats, club seats, courtside retractable seating for students and accessible seating.  
  • SMU Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom Renovation (Dallas, Texas)
    The Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom was a renovation of the 5,400 sf ballroom, pre-function room, kitchen, and restrooms located in the historic Umphrey Lee building. The project was a replacement and upgrade to the HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems, and included new VAV air handling unit and VAV boxes with hot water reheat. New light fixtures were installed throughout to provide a high energy efficient design. The electrical panel boards were replaced to provide more spare capacity. New plumbing systems were provided for new restrooms located adjacent to the ballroom. The challenge of the project was to understand the existing systems of the building and integrate new components into an older system. The facility includes state of the art ballroom with two large-screen projectors, full functioning lighting controls, and a sound control booth. The renovation is LEED certified as a commercial interiors project.
  • UNT Law School (Dallas, Texas)
    When the University of North Texas decided to start a Law School, they picked one of the best spots in Dallas – right in the heart of downtown Dallas. The UNT Law School building at 1901 Main St was a large renovation that included a complete replacement of the central plant, new generator to serve Life Safety Systems, as well as full MEP finish out on Levels 5 through 7 with a provisions of a future finish-out on Level 8. The building now houses high efficiency chillers with water-side economizer, natural gas generator on the roof, new switchgear, and updated controls throughout.
  • Texas A&M University-Central Texas Founder’s Hall (Killeen, Texas)
    Founder’s Hall - the campus' first building - is 100,000 sf of classrooms, offices, a bookstore, and a lecture hall. The 4-story building boasts a lecture hall that houses approximately 100 people and is used for TAMU and city events.  Keeping with Texas A&M University System’s requirement that all buildings be designed for optimum energy use, PMI worked with the University to provide the most cost-efficient systems, while still maintaining the high standards of the TAMU System. The building currently operates on an air cooled chiller and electric boilers. This design was chosen knowing a central plant is in the 10-year plan for the campus. To help conserve the potable water supply, low-flow water closets, urinals and lavatories were used; rain water harvesting was implemented for landscape irrigation. Though the building will not be LEED Certified, it was designed around LEED standards.
  • SMU RC 1250 (Dallas, Texas)
    The RC1250 Residential Commons consists of five student housing buildings with 1250 beds, 25,000 sf dining hall, and parking garage. The mechanical system consists of multiple Multistack energy recovery chillers modules which total 1400 tons. The chillers generate chilled water for the building air handlers; a byproduct of the chilled water is hot water which is used for both space heating and domestic water heating. Additional heat from the chillers is rejected into the campus chiller water loop and sent back to the university’s main chillers which helps with the overall campus efficiency. A four-pipe system serves each building with direct buried underground distribution. Air handlers and VAV boxes with heating water are used for each dorm room to provide proper space temperature for each student resident room. The building was designed to utilize a campus grey water system serving water closets. Electrical service is served from a campus-wide medium voltage electrical loop. The lighting system uses a day-light harvesting to maximize electrical savings by using sunlight and occupancy sensors in each of the dorm rooms. All six buildings in the Commons have achieved LEED Gold certification.
  • TCU Bailey Education Building (Fort Worth, Texas)
    This project involved the renovation of an existing 13,977 square foot building and the addition of a 25,923 square foot building. Care was taken to connect the MEP utilities between each 3-story building. A new medium voltage electrical system was designed to serve the building. PMI coordinated closely with the university facility group to connect to their HVAC piping and other utilities. All construction and phasing was done in an occupied campus environment without disruption to the students.
  • SMU Caruth Hall
    The Caruth Hall for Engineering Studies is four stories and approximately 64,000 square feet. The building includes offices, classrooms, labs, and an auditorium. The mechanical system consists of two VAV air handling units in the attic level mechanical room and is connected to the campus chilled water central plant. VAV boxes with reheat coils were installed to provide perimeter space heating via a dedicated heating water system. The heating water is generated from a central plant campus steam source. This building was designed to utilize a campus grey water system serving water closets. Electrical service is served from a campus-wide electrical loop. Lighting system uses a day-light harvesting system to maximize electrical savings by using sunlight. The building achieved LEED Gold certification.