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Student Life

  • Texas Christian University Erma Lowe Dance Project (Fort Worth, Texas)
    TCU’s Erma Lowe Dance Hall project was a 26,000 sq. ft. renovation of an existing 1920’s gymnasium turned dance classrooms in the 1970’s. The latest renovation upgraded the offices, dance class studios, theatrical studio, lockers/showers along with building expansion of stairwells on the south and north sides. The MEP design included all new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems throughout. Occupied areas are served by a 150-ton chilled water VAV costume unit with Variable Air Volume Boxes with hot water reheat. 24/7 rooms and stairwells are served separately by chilled water fan coil units. A Liebert unit was installed to maintain close humidity control for stored clothing and costumes. The Hall is LEED Gold Certified.
  • 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.  
  • TTU Boston Ave (Lubbock, Texas)
    This 178,000 SF new building for the University Student Housing & Hospitality Services is located at the corner of 19th Street and Boston Ave. The Talkington Residence hall holds 508 bed suite style residential units including CA suites, staff offices, multipurpose rooms and study areas at each floor. In addition, a 20,500SF, The Commons, Dining Facility sits adjacent to the residence hall. The project is 5-story, 500-bed Residence Hall with an attached 2-story dining hall on the Texas Tech University Campus. The facility consists of individual DDC controlled four-pipe fan coil units in each unit. Chilled water is derived from air cooled chillers located on site, and heating water is derived from an existing central plant steam system through the existing tunnel system. The dining hall consists of gas fired, DX rooftop units providing the necessary make up air to offset the high quantity of kitchen exhaust. Horizontal and vertical distribution for MEP systems was coordinated with architectural and structural systems using the Revit Model. The project is pursuing LEED Silver Certification.
  • 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.
  • Baylor University – South Russell Hall (Waco, Texas)
    Baylor South Russell Dorm is a 62,000 square foot, newly-renovated residence hall right at the forefront of Baylor University’s campus. It houses approximately 250 students along with three apartments for the Resident Chaplain, the Hall Director, and the Faculty-in-Residence. The project is a 4 story building with a basement that includes a workout room, a gameroom, along with some seminar spaces and lounge areas. The facility utilizes the campus chilled water and heating water, but includes a complete replacement of all major MEP components in the space such as domestic water heat exchangers, pumps, and new electrical switchgear. The renovation removed the outdated multi-zone, constant volume system to a VAV system employing heating water for space heat. The North Russell Hall is currently in design and is scheduled for completion in 2015.