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year in review

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2016 brought us an abundance of achievement, success and growth. As the Managing Principal Group, we believe both reflection and recognition are important. This booklet highlights our year and celebrates our outstanding work and unique culture. 4

We are excited to make 2017 another fantastic year, and we are

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eager for the new projects to be won, new relationships to be formed and fun to be shared.

Andy Frichtl

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Rob Matteson

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Roger Frechette

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Hormoz Janssens

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his year marked new beginnings for Interface Engineering as we celebrated the opening of offices in Los Angeles and Chicago.

These strategic locations provide our clients with even better access to our innovative team members and shared technical expertise. It also allows for more design collaboration as we continue to develop our portfolio in key market sectors and regions.


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Our Los Angeles office, led by Principal Eugene de Souza (PE, LEED AP, Senior Mechanical Engineer), opened its doors in July 2016. Eugene brings over 25 years of integrated design leadership to his work, and often collaborates closely with clients through the entire project lifecycle. The southern California location not only bolsters our ability to grow and serve our regional clients, it also enables increased involvement in supporting the region’s progressive water and energy efficiency goals. Our local portfolio includes aviation, multifamily, higher education, central utility plants, and master plans.


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Principal Tom Voltaggio (PE, Senior Electrical Engineer) leads our Chicago office, and brings 40+ years of global multidisciplinary engineering design and management experience to his role. An experienced problem solver for energy consumption reduction, he works effectively with teams to design and implement systems that are the most economically and functionally suited to each project. Tom has a reputation as an effective communicator, which has enhanced his success in leading project teams and maintaining strong client relationships.


Oregon State University Strand Agricultural Hall Restoration seed + leed gold goal

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our culture

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rom the very beginning,

within, offer mentorship, encourage

Interface has strived to

continuing

create a culture that en-

the most advanced technologies.

ables our people to thrive.

education

and

utilize

Not only committed to providing

different

sustainable solutions on projects,

backgrounds, Interface employees

Interface believes that any of our

are

colleagues could conceive of the

While

we

united

challenging

hail in

from

their

work

passion

and

for

complex

projects. Just like our aim to build optimal

environments

for

our

next great concept in sustainability. These interactions strengthen our

projects, we are driven to create

team, making the whole of our

optimal environments for our teams.

company much greater than the sum

That

of our parts.

is

why

we

promote

from


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WHAT I ENJOY MOS

THE MIX OF PEOPLE,

COMPANY PROVIDES:

EDUCATIONAL OPP

TRAINING, TEAM EVE


ST IS THE CULTURE –

, THE BENEFITS, THE

: VOLUNTEER HOURS,

PORTUNITIES, PAID

ENTS, AND OTHERS.

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One South Market Tower Mixed-Use Apartments leed silver

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company

ur success is a result

»» Rebecca Gring (5 years)

of our exceptional

»» Stuart Guimary (30 years)

team

and

dedication and

their to

our

the

clients.

This year, we were delighted to offer the tiered ReCharge Program, which provides extra time off and a cash bonus on five year anniversaries. We were proud to celebrate

»» Carrie Hagler (5 years) »» Shem Heiple (10 years) »» Scott Lamadore (10 years) »» Andrew Lasse (10 years) »» Nick Marcyan (10 years) »» Jim McClelland (5 years) »» Norma Proctor (35 years)

the anniversaries of several

»» Joseph Schmid (25 years)

fantastic employees this year:

»» Chris Scott (15 years)

»» Amy Cathcart (5 years)

»» Todd Shoote (15 years)

»» Andrew Craig (10 years)

»» Michael Troyer (10 years)

»» Kim DeAlba (10 years)

»» Keith Westmoreland (5 years)

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To continue building a history of innovation, the Managing Principal group announced our R&D Grant Program. Our evolving field requires new ideas and forward-thinking action, and this initiative provides funding for team members to do true research and development on advanced technologies and strategies. The body of research we accumulate will help us continue to transform our work, our practice, and maybe even our industry.


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LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 24

In April of this year, leaders from around the firm convened in Portland, Oregon for a two-day summit, structured to advance and expand the firm’s commitment to management and technical excellence in building sciences, engineering, operations and client service. The primary goals of the Summit were to connect leaders from around the firm, develop firm-wide opportunities for inter-office communication, define our new “pathway to principal” philosophy, and to educate our leaders on topics critical to the firm’s growth and development.


ASSOCIATE PRINCIPALS

Shem Heiple

Troy Lowell

sr. mechanical engineer

| portland

Mark O’Leary

sr. mechanical engineer

| portland

sr. electrical engineer

| portland

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ASSOCIATES

Jesse Agosta

Kim De Alba

sr. mechanical engineer

| sf

Steve Gross sr. energy analyst

| sf

Michael Flemming

marketing manager, nw

| portland

commissioning agent

| sf

Stephen Kalach

Jason Kirkpatrick

sr. plumbing engineer

sr. energy analyst

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nterface was delighted to conclude 2016 with multiple staff promotions, including the addition of 3 Associate Principals and 12 Associates. Each of these team members reflect our commitment to high performance design and excellent client service.

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We would also like to recognize the following outstanding engineers, who obtained their PE accreditations this past year: »» David Coyle PE, Senior Mechanical Engineer | SF Michael Moerlins

Jason Nguyen

sr. mechanical engineer

sr. technologies designer

| portland

Kyle Rives | sf

sr. mechanical engineer| dc

»» George Edpalina PE, Senior Plumbing Engineer | SF »» Nick Johnson PE, Energy Analyst + Mechanical Engineer | Portland »» Jessica Kaplan PE, Electrical Engineer | Portland

Greg Rohlfing assistant controller

Rick Silenzi | portland

sr. mechanical designer

Jason Sullivan | portland

sr. mechanical engineer

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Urban School New Academic and Wellness Center 26 Pfau Long Architecture Š David Wakely


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Eliyas Abetew

Slade Adams | dc

mechanical designer

Raymond Campos plumbing designer

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new hires

| portland

mechanical designer

Nelson Diaz plumbing designer

electrical designer

sr. lighting designer

sr. mechanical designer

marketing

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Chad Nakaoka

commissioning authority

| sf

mechanical intern

marketing

Hilary J | sf

Sameer Matta

| portland

sr. electri

Jon Diz | los angeles

Rebecca Manning

Miranda Myers

honolulu

Ahmed

| portland

Robin Hubilla

Molly Halstead

nterface welcomed 55 new employees into the fold last year. We are excited to enter 2017 learning from and growing with each other across our 7 offices.

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revit modeler

Brenna

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sr. mechanical engineer

Tiffany Slosson project accountant

Brittney

Jenn Pham | sf

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marketing coordinator

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Ina Stroman mechanical engineer

admin assis

Elder Te | dc

electrical


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Jose Alvarez-Montes | dc

ical designer

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Jones

electrical designer

| portland

Devon Berry

Mark Blazis

mechanical designer

| sf

Amos Fye | portland

Kara Kindt

coordinator

mechanical designer

| portland

electrical designer

| dc

Rebecca Bowen

sr. mechanical engineer

admin assistant

Craig Burton

| portland

Andrew Flanagan

Francisco Gallardo

sr. plumbing engineer

mechanical designer

Jason Kirkpatrick

Bruce Krietzer

sr. energy analyst

electrical designer

| sf

| chicago

| portland

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Patrick Krzesinski

| sf

electrical designer

| portland

sr. mechanical engineer

| chicago

Eriko Gleason electrical designer

| honolulu

Martin Lunkes sr. mechanical designer

| chicago

EACH OF OUR SEVEN OFFICES HAS A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT VIBE AND PERSONALITY, BUT THEY ALL SHARE A COMMON VISION.

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Christopher Ng | dc

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Joey Dysert

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plumbing designer

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eo designer

electrical designer

accountant

Patrick Ostrea

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Lorenzo Reyes Jr.

Robin Roderick

sr. mechanical engineer

sr. electrical engineer

Janet Thach | los angeles

Maria Ochoa

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admin assistant

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technology designer

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plumbing designer

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Steffan Todorov plumbing designer

Henry Mejia-Villena mechanical designer

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Brandon Palompo | sf

Grace Samish | sf

April Thompson electrical designer

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mechanical designer

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Geneva Sickman ptc/office coordinator

energy analyst

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Samantha Patke sr. mechanical engineer

| dc

Scott Simpson | dc

Jefferson Vowell revit modeler

Sara Motamedi

| portland

technology designer

| portland

Eileen Welch mechanical designer

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Park Avenue West Tower leed platinum

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“Best Project: Higher Education/Research” enr northwest

“Excellence in Architecture for a New Building” scup / aia-cae

“Top Ten Green Projects” aia national committee on the environment

Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower leed platinum

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nterface received both regional and national recognition from a variety of industry publications and online magazines this past year. Articles covered everything from our projects and people to our commitment to sustainability.

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“3rd Place Technology Award” ashrae golden gate chapter

California State University Monterey Bay Academic II Facility leed platinum goal

HMC Architects © David Wakely

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STAFF AWARDS We were excited to celebrate the awards of several staff members this year, all whom were recognized for their contributions to the trade and their dedication to a better built environment.

Alyse Falconer

PE, LEED AP

“Best Young Engineers in ASHRAE Chapter Chair Award” ashrae region x

Michael Nelson

MBA,

LEED AP, BD+C, GGP

“40 under 40” consulting-specifying engineer

Shawn MacLe

“Mechanic of the

plumbi

mechanica


ean Wilson

cal Engineer e Year”

ing and

“Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture Building Additions, Renovation and Adaptive Reuse” ashrae golden gate chapter

“Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture Interiors” aia virginia

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PE

Thomas Phuong

PE, LEED AP

“40 under 40” consulting-specifying

Gallaudet STM Laboratory Renovation and Expansion

engineer

al magazine

Studio Twenty Seven Architectures © Hoachlander Davis


“Outstanding Sports Facility Award” national intramural-recreational sports association

University of Oregon Student Recreation Center Expansion and Renovation leed platinum

Robertson Sherwood Architects PC © Kun Zhang

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“ZNE School Leadership Outstanding Buildings: Zero Net Energy Building Award” ashrae golden gate chapter

Sacred Heart Lower and Middle Schools Stevens Library net zero energy, leed platinum

WRNS Studio © Bruce Damonte

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“AIA Mayor’s Award for Design Excellence” aia portland

Stadium Fred Meyer Mackenzie © Eckert & Eckert


DJC Newsmakers Award Porltand, OR

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MEP Giants Award Chicago, IL


100 Best Green Workplaces Award Porltand, OR

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Southern California ASHRAE’s Awards Dinner Los Angeles, CA


Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School Commissioning Services leed platinum

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presentations

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his year, Principals, team leaders, and technical staff alike were heavily involved in industry events, lunch and learns, and conferences, both nationally and abroad. Presentations covered a variety of topics, ranging from technical strategies and lessons learned from award-winning Interface projects, to design trends and challenges for the future. »» Oregon Higher Education

»» District Architecture Center: Facades and the Environment Roger Frechette | 03.11.16 »» Smart Cities: District Scale Energy and Sustainability Planning Roger Frechette | 03.16.16 »» New Buildings Institute:

John McMichael | 05.26.16 »» Northwest Combined Heat + Power Conference: OHSU John McMichael | 06.15.16 »» 6th Annual Multifamily

Path to NZE Workshop

Development Symposium

Hormoz Janssens | 04.16.16

Roger Frechette | 09.14.16

»» Enhanced Fire/Life Safety Kathleen Roach, Kenton Aikens, Joe Ripp, Jon Schlitz | 02.25.16, 04.27.16 »» 2nd Annual Tysons Sustainability

Sustainability Conference: CLSB

Summit: Net Zero in the Free Market

John McMichael | 02.04.16

Kevin Cahill | 04.28.16

»» SMPS: Moving Net Zero

»» High Performance Collaboration

»» Living Future: NZE Schools

»» Getting DC to Net Zero Kevin Cahill | 09.21.16 »» GreenBuild: New Net Positive Energy Campus Hormoz Janssens | 10.05.16 »» GreenBuild: The Path to

to the Mainstream

Andy Frichtl, Hormoz Janssens,

Net Zero Energy and Water

Roger Frechette | 02.24.16

Roger Frechette | 05.14.16

Andy Frichtl | 10.05.16


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John McMichael CLSB Tour and Presentation ASPE Portland Chapter

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Roger Frechette Smart Cities Washington, DC


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Andy Frichtl

Hormoz Janssens

Greenbuild 2016

Greenbuild 2016

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA


Shirokiya Japan Village Walk 46 Next Design © Douglas Peebles


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“Head First: A new facility offers a streamlined place of healing for patients with brain disorders.” architectural record

Stanford Hoover Neuroscience Health Center TEF Design © Bruce Damonte

press

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everal of our staff made the news following their awards and Interface projects received critical admiration in nationally renowned magazines and online journals. Oregon Business featured Interface at #35 on this year’s Top 100 Green Company list. The Columbian showcased a comprehensive article celebrating the new corporate headquarters for Banfield Pet Hospital.

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“High Marks: Colombia has become the 4th-largest market for LEED-certified projects in Latin America..” usgbc+

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“Banfi

Tierra Firme Hotel LEED Commissioning leed gold goal

Setri © Geometrica


“Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa.” architectural record

Sonoma Academy Grange Building leed platinum + living building certification goals

WRNS Studio

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field Pet Hospital Headquarters: A New Kind of Doghouse”

“Case Study: Stevens Library at Sacred Heart Schools”

the columbian

high performing buildings

Banfield Pet Hospital Headquarters

Sacred Heart Lower and Middle Schools Stevens Library

leed platinum

net zero energy, leed platinum

TVA Architects

WRNS Studio

© Terrence Mahanna

© Bruce Damonte


270 Brannan Street Office leed platinum

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signature projects

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ommit to integrity and sustainability. Strive for collaboration and innovation. Exceed expectations. This philosophy guides not only our practice, but also our work. Combined with our integrated design process and advanced building tools, our growing portfolio spans across markets, services, and the globe. 2016 brought many challenging and unique projects into the fold, as well as many rewarding new relationships with our clients from coast to coast.


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Clay Creative

Mechanical Fire/Life Safety Energy

leed platinum goal

Mackenzie © Christian Columbres

In 2006 a fire destroyed most

Sustainable features such as

of the warehouse which once

high efficiency heating and

housed the Rexel/ Taylor Elec-

water systems and low-ener-

trical supply Co. The empty

gy LED lighting contribute to

skeleton provided a canvas for

the 25% expected energy sav-

local street artists for years.

ings and LEED Gold goal.

The fully renovated building now stands at 5 stories of of-

The most challenging aspect of the open plan office lies

fices, parking and a common

within the top 4 floors. The

kitchen

underfloor air distribution – a

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and Despite

collaboration the

recent

relatively uncommon system –

transformation, glimmers of

was built to provide both op-

its history remain within the

timal comfort and the desired

urban aesthetics and lingering

aesthetics associated with an

graffiti art.

exposed structure.

Under Floor Air Distribution System


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Banfie

leed plat

TVA Archit

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Mechanical

eld Pet Hospital Headquarters

Electrical Plumbing

tinum

Building Technologies Lighting Design Energy Services

tects (Core and Shell) | Gensler (TI)

Commissioning

e Mahanna

w corporate headquar-

system integrated into the do-

Banfield Pet Hospital is

mestic hot water/condenser

y the most dog-friendly

water loop, thermal solar do-

n town, it also only re-

mestic hot water, 20-thousand

alf the energy of a typ-

gallon

ce of its size. The build-

system, interior and parking

geting LEED Platinum

lot LED lighting, daylighting

ation, was designed as

mporary and dynamic

ace for over 600 cor-

employees.

rainwater

harvesting

controls, ultra-high efficiency transformers. The data center in the Banfield World Headquarters serves as one of two

e designed a geother-

mirrored sites, serving both

ter-source heat pump,

HQ needs and over 800 na-

center heat recovery

tionwide clinics.

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California State University

Mechanical Electrical

Chico Taylor II Arts and

Plumbing Lighting

Humanities Building

Fire/Life Safety Energy Services

leed gold goal

WRNS Studio © Jeremy Bitterman (photo) | WRNS Studio (rendering)

CSU Chico replaced an aging Ava P.

istration). This new facility includes

Taylor Hall with the new, energiz-

a new recital hall/dance/recording

ing, and larger Arts and Humanities

arts for the array of talent to practice

Building (ARTS) that more efficient-

and perform, replacement art galler-

ly uses the land mass to meet the

ies to liven up its showcasing, and

current and future instructional and

graduate research studios and offic-

public event needs. The new building

es for the most up-to-date resources.

referred to as Taylor II is 62,000 sf

Interface’s

(91,000 gsf) boasts 525 lecture sta-

design strategies included LED light-

tions, 200 lower-division laboratory

ing, daylighting systems, dual duct

stations, 100 upper-division labora-

VAV systems with displacement ven-

tory stations, 100 faculty offices, 2

tilation, indirect evaporative cooling,

replacement department suites (fac-

underfloor ventilation for theatre,

ulty administration), and 1 replace-

low fan and pump pressure design

ment Dean’s suite (academic admin-

and photovoltaic systems.

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staple

sustainability

Underfloor Air Distribution


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East Kap hi-chps

Ferraro Choi + M Š Ferraro Choi

The Departm

ing and const

school in the

neighborhoo

be energy e

fortable, whi

tions and ma The project

Variable Refr

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Mechanical

polei Middle School

Electrical Plumbing Fire/Life Safety Building Technologies Commissioning

Miller|Hull

ment of Education is design-

ditioning system, which will be coupled

tructing a 21st century middle

with an intuitive and easy to use build-

e fast growing East Kapolei

ing management system that will notify

od. The school is intended to

occupants when outside conditions are

efficient and thermally com-

conducive to natural ventilation. Do-

ile minimize on-going opera-

aintenance costs.

VRF System

outside air

mestic hot water will be produced from a combination waste heat from the VRF

incorporates a mixed-mode

system and solar thermal collectors. All

rigerant Flow (VRF) air con-

lighting on campus will be LED based.

free energy humidity control

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Gallaudet University

Mechanical

STM Lab Renovation

Plumbing

Electrical Fire/Life Safety Commissioning

Studio Twenty Seven Architecture Š Hoachlander Davis

Founded in 1864, Gallaudet University is a federally chartered, private university, with an educational curriculum that is specifically tailored to meet the needs of Deaf and hard of hearing students. The university is known globally as a leader in the educational advances of hearing impaired, drawing the attention of applicants across the United States and over 25 countries world-wide. The first phase included the interior renovation of various science labs and support spaces on 64 the fourth floor north wing of HMB. Additionally, a new pedestrian walkway was constructed between the north and south wings of the fourth floor, creating a link between lab spaces and a new student collaboration area. The second and third phases of work encompassed the interior renovation of the fourth floor south wing of HMB, as well as the renovation of science lab spaces throughout the entire third floor. A new, open stairway bridges the third and fourth floors, creating a sense of unity between the newly renovated space.


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Cover Park Avenue West Tower LEED Platinum TVA Architects © Sally Painter Back Cover Simon and Helen Director Park ZGF Architects, LLP © Eckert & Eckert Design + Layout Keith Westmoreland

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