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GET TO KNOW US Campus facilities for higher education institutions are regularly revitalized or replaced in order to improve the educational experience for students. SSR has been an integral partner in achieving success in the higher education market for decades. Our experience includes a variety of facility types including classrooms, labs and research facilities, residential buildings, libraries and technology centers, recreation centers, athletic facilities, and
performing arts centers. For each of these types of projects, our team focuses on providing solutions that are operationally flexible, efficient, and sustainable. Our years of experience working with public and private campuses has resulted in a wide range of functional, reliable, and innovative services to continue your legacy of learning. We are proud of our proven track record of working with faculty, facility managers, administrators, and students to deliver a top quality project within the established
THE ENVIRONMENTS WE CREATE MUST BE ENHANCED LEARNING CENTERS THAT CHALLENGE CREATIVITY, INSPIRE THINKING, AND PROVIDE HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS FOR LEARNING.
budget. We understand the special challenges university and college campuses present, stemming from a budgetdriven, highly departmentalized culture. Campus facilities must be integrated with an existing infrastructure and campus plan, and we work well with university administrators to achieve a cohesive design that takes both existing and future development into account.
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CWRU SAMSON PAVILION CLEVELAND, OH 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. 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 facilitation.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SCHOOL OF NURSING & SPEECH / HEARING CLINIC
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER CAMPUS
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.
SSR provided MEP engineering design services for several buildings on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. 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.
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER LUBBOCK, TX 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.
ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY EDWARD A. DOISY RESEARCH CENTER ST. LOUIS, MO
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 MURFREESBORO, TN 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 LEEDÂŽ 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.
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER STURM COLLEGE OF LAW
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NURSING
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, â€œhot seatsâ€? 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.
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 NORTH TEXAS AUDITORIUM BUILDING RENOVATIONS
BELMONT UNIVERSITY JANET AYERS ACADEMIC CENTER
The Auditorium Building was first occupied 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. 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.
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.
E. BRONSON INGRAM COLLEGE NASHVILLE, TN 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. Due to the unique operation of a dormitory, early system selection and analysis is crucial in making architectural optimizations and progressing forward in the projectâ€™s design. The projectâ€™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.
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS LIVING LEARNING CENTER
COLLEGE HALLS AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
SSR provided full-service engineering design for the Universityâ€™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.
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.
NEW COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, PRITZER, SEARING, PETERSON, & LETTER HALLS
J.T. & MARGARET TALKINGTON HALL AT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
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.
J.T. & Margaret Talkington 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.
SSRCx provided LEED Fundamental Commissioning for this the 173,000 SF residence hall and 22,000 SF dining hall.
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