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FSU University Center Features Architectural Lighting Design and Innovative MEP Engineering Solutions

Posted by Camille Thompson

Mar 29, 2016 9:54:24 AM

MEP engineering and architectural lighting design for student center renovation

FSU was interested in significantly upgrading it’s existing student center into an iconic architectural showpiece that would serve as a gathering space for students by providing comfortable places to meet, relax, study and socialize.

PBA provided MEP engineering and lighting design services to upgrade existing systems with energy efficient systems that met the programmatic requirements and reduced operational and maintenance costs.

Mechanical implementations included adding 4 new AHU’s for the Student Lounge, Kitchen/ Dining areas, Event/ Meeting Rooms and Office Spaces / Bookstore. A new 450-ton water cooled chiller was also provided to generate chilled water. A direct digital control (DDC) system was additionally provided to monitor, control, and optimize the operation of the HVAC systems in the building. A fully automatic wet-pipe sprinkler system was also provided throughout the entire building.

In addition, the renovated student center recently achieved LEED Silver cerification.

Topics: Lighting, Housing-Food, LEED, MEP, University, Higher Ed