Harrisburg, VA

JMU Alumnae Hall Renovation

Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineering

Alumnae Hall, built in 1922, was originally a dorm then adapted later to house the University administration and president’s office. The project, which began with an elevator installation, grew to a comprehensive renovation to better serve the needs of the University and bring the building up to code.

2RW Project Case Study Main Image

The renovation of this historic building modernized the building and systems, brought the building up to code to meet accessibly standards, and provided additional meeting space. 2RW provided MEP engineering for this project, which included:

  • Relocation of MEP systems in the lower level and replacement of MEP systems on the main and upper levels of the building
  • Renovation and expansion of administrative offices and a conference room
  • Addition of a restroom
  • Addition of a machine room-less (MRL) elevator



The new HVAC systems and lighting meet 21st-century museum standards without compromising the historic fabric of the building.


*Interior images Courtesy Blueline.

Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineering

OWNER: James Madison University


SIZE: 10,484 SF

COST: $1.2 million