Higher Education

  • Collin College Technical Campus
    The new Allen campus accommodates over 7000 students. The project includes full site development including coordinating with Civil to bring in new utilities, providing parking lot/landscape lighting, and coordinating storm drainage to feed into a “bio-swell.” The 3-story, 150,000 sf academic building includes offices, library, kitchen and dining center, nursing, physical therapy, and pharmacy labs. The bottom level (classrooms, science labs, and testing centers) has space for Allen ISD students taking dual credit courses.  Three trades buildings totaling 180,000 sf feature automotive, construction, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, telecom, robotics, welding, foundry, and different fields of maintenance and repair trades plus classrooms, labs, offices, support spaces, and a 170,000 sf garage.
  • UT Dallas Living/Learning (Richardson, Texas)
    UTD's Living/Learning Center is a 326,000 sf facility designed with creative 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, workout room, recreation center, classrooms, and computer labs, along with the 600-bed Residence Hall West. The MEP systems are composed of campus-independent chilled and heating water plants. The project achieved 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.  
  • UNT College of Law
    The UNT Law School at 1901 Main was a large renovation project that was a complete replacement of the central plant, new generator for Life Safety, and MEP finish out on Levels 5 through 7 with provisions for future finish out on Level 8. The building has high-efficiency chillers with water-side economizer, natural gas rooftop generator, new switchgear, and updated controls. Additionally, our team worked with multiple specialty consultants to complete the historic renovation of Dallas’s Old Municipal Building. Similar to the first building, it includes an all-new central plant, new generator, and full finishout. This reconditioned space now has courtrooms, classrooms, offices, and a library for UNT Law. The infamous jail cell of Lee Harvey Oswald has been preserved, along with space for a future museum on the history of the space. The historic renovation achieved LEED Gold.
  • 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.
  • 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.