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The Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) embarked on a new $515 million combined Health Education Campus to serve as a central location where both institutions’ students can interact and learn together — something they will do once they graduate and become part of the medical community themselves.
CWRU SAMSON PAVILION
The resulting building is the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion, designed by world-famous architect Lord Norman Foster of England. With a goal of creating a state-of-the-art building that makes Cleveland as renowned internationally for medical education as it is for clinical care, the four-story, 485,000 SF facility houses Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. SSR provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design services to the project as well as assistance with LEED
This project is LEED Gold® certified. NASHVILLE, TN
VISE is a collaboration of engineering professors, physicians, and students in engineering and medicine who impact healthcare and surgical innovation through engineering. The 7,000 SF suite includes a mock operating room and large work space for research and testing.
In renovating the space to prepare for VISE, SSR designed a chilled beam HVAC system; replaced AHUs, chilled water pumps, and exhaust fans; installed a new hot water conversion system and electrical panels; and relocated domestic water, waste, and vent risers. The technology scope of work included structured cabling, network and telephone system hardware, public address/music system, intercom, security, surveillance, personnel and asset tracking, MATV)/SATV, time clocks, and master clock.
VANDERBILT INSTITUTE FOR SURGERY AND ENGINEERING
The preliminary design of a new heating and cooling system was installed at the Engineering Center Office Tower. The Benson Earth Sciences building was recently renovated to the specifications of the new faculty research and grants needs, including any new equipment. The Speech Language and Hearing Services HVAC system was also recently renovated.
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER CAMPUS BOULDER, CO SSR provided MEP engineering design services for several buildings on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SCHOOL OF NURSING & SPEECH / HEARING CLINIC FAYETTEVILLE, AR SSR provided MEP engineering design and technology consulting services to renovate the Old Health Center building on the University of Arkansas Campus. The 20,000 SF renovation, and 19,000 SF addition, was necessary to covert the building into the new School of Nursing and Speech and Hearing Clinic. SSR submitted several different mechanical design options for the facility, including geothermal, VAV, and variable refrigerant flow (VRF). The University elected to pursue the VRF system for this project. Our scope of work also included energy modeling of the building to set a base line for performance measurements in the future.
ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY EDWARD A. DOISY RESEARCH CENTER
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
ST. LOUIS, MO
The Clinical Tower Research Center at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center unifies the existing buildings and creates a focal point for the campus. The project consisted of approximately 165,000 SF of construction and 25,000 SF of renovated space in the existing Health Sciences Center.
This modern glass and steel building houses 80 highly secure, state-of-the-art research labs, and is central to the Saint Louis Medical Center. Researchers in five areas including cancer and molecular biology, liver and cardiovascular disease, neurosciences, and aging and vaccine development, conduct their work in an open floor plan allowing for collaboration. The building lies at the eastern edge of the Center of Research Technology and Entrepreneurial Exchange (CORTEX), a life sciences industry corridor. SSR provided commissioning services for this new research facility.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
This 82,500 SF building serves as the home of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Middle Tennessee State University. The completion of this building marks the first time the College has been united under one roof since its founding in 1911. The facility includes new classrooms, class labs, auditoriums, and administrative facilities. SSR was responsible for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design. The project design was completed in accordance with the requirements of the 2012 State of Tennessee Sustainable Design Guidelines, in lieu of LEED® or other green building rating system. These Sustainable Design Guidelines were co-authored by SSR for use on every new construction and renovation project for state-owned facilities. The guidelines are based largely on the principals and requirements of LEED.
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NURSING NASHVILLE, TN Vanderbilt University recently completed a 30,000 SF expansion to the School of Nursing. Situated between Frist Hall and the historic Godchaux Hall, the five-story addition includes technologically advanced classrooms, conference and seminar rooms, student services offices, faculty offices, and a state-of-the-art simulation teaching lab. SSR provided MEP engineering design and technology and sustainability consulting services for the expansion.
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER STURM COLLEGE OF LAW DENVER, CO
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law Frank H. Ricketson Jr. building consists of 181,000 SF spanning four stories. The $63 million structure was outfitted with the latest in class-and-courtroom technology, including building-wide wireless access, “hot seats” in every classroom, a fully equipped training/ mock trial courtroom, and in-class digital document cameras, which provide the ability to display crisp images of materials that are not in digital format.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
BELMONT UNIVERSITY JANET AYERS ACADEMIC CENTER NASHVILLE, TN The 186,000 SF Janet Ayers Academic Center sits above a five-level underground parking garage and represents Belmont University’s largest building to date. This project is an excellent example of SSR’s ability to successfully provide multiple services on a project for a LEED Platinum® certified facility with an extremely tight project timeline for the project scope. The facility houses more than 50 undergraduate programs from three different colleges as well as 20 state-of-theart science labs, numerous classrooms and offices, two food service venues, multiple green roofs, and a chapel.
Thermal comfort and noise issues throughout the facility were addressed from both a maintenance and energy efficiency standpoint.
Providing a proper learning environment with regards to sound and comfort was critical for one of the largest teaching spaces on UNT’s campus. SSR provided MEP engineering design services for this project.
TheDENTON,BUILDINGAUDITORIUMRENOVATIONSTXAuditoriumBuildingwasfirstoccupied in 1924 and consists of four floors including an unoccupied basement with a total space of 57,292 SF. The facility contains classrooms, offices, and a large auditorium used for academic instruction and performances.
E. BRONSON INGRAM COLLEGE
Due to the unique operation of a dormitory, early system selection and analysis is crucial in making architectural optimizations and progressing forward in the project’s design. The project’s diverse team included facility management and facility engineers, planning and construction team members, sustainability reporting managers, contractors, and the architect (including the campus architect). The design team had to work together to ensure that all elements of the project, like MEP system options and the architectural form, worked together to optimize the sustainable outcomes the University desired.
Opened in the fall of 2018, E. Bronson Ingram College at Vanderbilt University is a state-of-the-art living and learning facility. The building was designed to house 340 upper-class residents in four-person suites, traditional double rooms, and single rooms. In addition to resident rooms, the facility also features a variety of amenity spaces including servery, dining hall, meeting rooms, study lounges, multi-purpose rooms, performance rehearsal studios, and community kitchen and laundry facilities for residents.
COLLEGE HALLS AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY NASHVILLE, TN Vanderbilt University replaced the Kissam Quadrangle dormitories with two new College Halls, Warren College, and Moore College. Each of the two College Halls house 350 upper-class undergraduate students. The halls vary in height from four to six levels with a variety of dorm room layouts, including singles, doubles, and suites with multiple rooms and living areas. The halls both connect to the shared Kissam Center that includes dining, meeting rooms, a classroom and courtyard spaces. The project includes below ground parking with 175 parking spaces.
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS LIVING LEARNING CENTER MEMPHIS, TN SSR provided full-service engineering design for the University’s Living Learning Center (formerly known as West Hall). The project included two, four-story student housing buildings and a single-story administration building that housed offices, classrooms, and an apartment for the resident assistant. The engineering design included numerous energy savings items such as: Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) construction, variable refrigerant flow mechanical systems, and instantaneous gas-fired water heaters.
J.T. & MARGARET TALKINGTON HALL AT TEXAS TECH
NEW COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, PRITZER, PETERSON,SEARING,&LETTER HALLS SARASOTA, FL
SSRCx provided LEED Fundamental Commissioning for this the 173,000 SF residence hall and 22,000 SF dining hall.
Hall, Texas Tech University’s first LEED certified residence hall, is a suite-style complex designed to house more than 500 students. In addition to modern living arrangements and amenities, the hall adjoins The Commons at Talkington Hall, a cutting edge multi-story dining facility.
The renovation of the existing “Pei” Dormitories and the addition of Hamilton Student Services Center were the first construction projects at New College in response to the master plan. Four of the new residence halls are situated in a row and feature lodge-style accommodations. The fifth offers more traditional, apartmentstyle accommodations. Designed according to green building specifications laid out in LEED® guidelines, the building features flat and gabled roofs, timbered ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows to take advantage of Florida’s natural environment.
The Wold Performing Arts Center, a first class facility located on the campus of Lynn University, is home to live theatrical performances by the university’s theater arts program and professional Live at Lynn series, as well as Conservatory of Music concerts and other university-hosted events. The Wold Performing Arts Center, with seating for 750 guests, features superb acoustics, a modern lighting system, a bright, spacious lobby and flexible stage space well-suited for dramatic productions, concerts and other cultural events.
The project was designed and constructed to LEED® NC 2.2 standards. The unique facility was awarded LEED® Gold Certification after its Grand Opening in October 2012.
The University of Chicago Utilized SSRCx to perform LEED Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning services.
REVA & LOGAN CENTER FOR CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS
This 184,000 GSF, $114 million arts complex features an 11 story tower that provides multiple levels for interdisciplinary visual and performing arts experimentation. On the main level the complex features a 450 seat performance theater designed for exceptional acoustics, a 120 seat proscenium theater, a black-box theater, and exhibition space.
WOLD PERFORMING ARTS
MARYVILLE,ARTS TN A partnership between Maryville College, the City of Maryville and the City of Alcoa brought the Clayton Center for the Arts to life. The performing arts facility includes a 1,200 seat performance hall, a 250 seat recital hall, a 200 seat flexible theatre, and grand lobby offering dining space for 250 patrons. There are also three gallery-exhibit spaces and an outdoor arts plaza. The project was completed in 2010 at a construction cost of $47 million.
COLORADO COLLEGE EDITH KINNEY CORNERSTONEGAYLORDARTS CENTER
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO Due to the building’s use for performing arts, special attention had to be given to low acoustical noise criteria. The SSR team coordinated with lighting, theatrical, and acoustical designers to provide power for the various theatrical systems that were put into place. Special sound rated transformers were used and all equipment was placed in the Throughbasement.the efforts of SSR, the architect, and the building contractor, the Cornerstone Arts Building achieved LEED Gold®.
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The new $310 million, 35,000-seat Snapdragon Stadium will be the new home for San Diego State University’s football program. The new stadium will be the University’s first completed component of the redevelopment of the old Qualcomm Stadium, the former 135-acre home of the San Diego Chargers. It will offer a premium fan experience, including concession stands along the main concourse, luxury seating options, and high-end amenities.
SSR is assisting the project team as the electrical engineer of record in the design of electrical power distribution systems to the stadium. Located in “Sunny San Diego,” SDSU is taking advantage of the sun by building solar canopies over adjacent parking lots to aid in providing power to the stadium. The added benefit of solar power has allowed the stadium to seek LEED Gold® certification.
The stadium is expected to open in time for SDSU’s 2022 season.
SAN DIEGO, CA
TIGER STADIUM SOUTH END ZONE EXPANSION
AUBURN, AL The Auburn Arena has seating for 9,600 patrons with a combination of fixed chair back seating and bleacher seating for students as well as 12 luxury suites on the arena level. It is designed to be adaptable for multiple uses, including concerts and other cultural events. The structure also includes 29,000 SF of student athletic space and 12,000 SF of banquet and entertainment space.
BATON ROUGE, LA SSR provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design services for the South End Zone expansion project at LSU’s Tiger Stadium. The addition included approximately 60 suites, 3,000 club seats, as well as 1,500 general public seats above the existing south end zone bowl. Also included in the expansion were two brand new HD corner scoreboards. The new seating brings Tiger Stadium to a capacity of 102,321, making it the second largest stadium in the SEC.
HAWKINS FIELD NASHVILLE, TN
The KFC Yum! Center is a 22,000-seat, multiuse arena for the City of Louisville and home to the basketball programs of the University of Louisville Cardinals, a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The arena is approximately 717,000 SF and is equipped with an ice floor. Additionally, it was designed to accommodate a wide variety of other events including NCAA championships such as wrestling, swimming, and volleyball as well as concerts, circus, boxing, and ice shows.
KFC YUM! CENTER
The Hawkins Field Phase I-III project was the total makeover of the home of the Division I Vanderbilt Commodores, a member of the Southeastern Conference. Phase I included a new playing field, pressbox, and fixed seating for 1,800. Phases II & III added 675 fixed chair back seats, 1,900 outfield bleacher seats, a batting cage, players locker rooms, coaches offices, meeting rooms and a new scoreboard. The phases were completed over a total of six years.
In 2002 University officials decided to build a new, state-of-the-art facility to replace the aging Fouts Field on campus.
In keeping with the campus’s high sustainable goals, the new 31,000-seat stadium includes numerous environmental friendly features. To reduce water consumption and urban runoff, the facility includes an 85,000 SF water retention system, 338,000 SF of permeable paving, and low-flow plumbing systems. To minimize the human impact on the environment, the landscape around the stadium was utilized whenever possible. The stadium features state-of-the-art high-efficiency mechanical systems and was the first SSR project to use a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) HVAC systems to help minimize the energy use.
UNT wanted sustainable design features incorporated whenever possible and upon completion of the project, the now named Apogee Stadium became the first newly built stadium to achieve LEED Platinum® certification, the highest level awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.