Charlotteville, VA

UVa Lacy Hall Student Experiential Center Renovation

Scope of Services
LEED Energy Modeling
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection (MEP/FP) Engineering
LEED Fundamental Commissioning
 

The University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Facilities Management (FM) departments collaborated to fulfill their needs for better workshop spaces in this shared facility. The University split the project into three phases, utilizing a design-build approach for the SEAS core and shell and fit-out phases and internal construction services for the FM fit-out phase.

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Services

2RW provided a variety of services for this project which included:

  • MEP/FP engineering which included the design of a variable-volume dedicated outside air unit with energy recovery, chilled/heating water blower coil units for space conditioning, a wood-dust collection system for facilities management cabinet shop, and a compressed air system serving both SEAS and FM workshops.
  • LEED Fundamental Commissioning of both the core and shell and the SEAS fit-out, identifying dehumidification issues and leaking duct work, both of which were resolved by the contractor.
  • LEED energy modeling.
  • Construction administration for all three phases.
Results

2RW worked closely with University faculty and staff as they identified the facility’s overlapping uses and consolidated them into a cost-effective design that met their unique needs. Close collaboration of the users and design/construction teams ensured that task-specific design requirements such as lighting levels, equipment power requirements, exhaust, thermal comfort conditions, and environmental controls were satisfied while staying within the project’s budget.

Scope of Services
LEED Energy Modeling
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection (MEP/FP) Engineering
LEED Fundamental Commissioning
 

OWNER: University of Virginia

TIMEFRAME: 2011 – 2013

SIZE: 25,851 SF

COST: $5 million


Highlights
  • Movable downdraft welding table and partitioning for flexible working spaces
  • Wood shop equipped with dust collector system to filter and recirculate exhaust air to minimize energy usage
  • Flexible lab space for vehicle fabrication, 3-dimensional printing and 3-axis computer numerical control (CNC) equipment

Certifications
LEED Certified