Due to CSU’s success with the initial student housing facility, Student Housing Building I, the design and construction process for buildings two and three were accelerated and compressed into a single year. We planned two student housing facilities that included mechanical, plumbing and electrical system design services for two new 250 bed, three-story student housing facilities of approximately 80,000 square feet each.
We designed the main level student common to accommodate future students’ personal and social needs. We included: private study rooms, great rooms, private conference rooms, a convenient bistro and serving isles, a cyber lounge, central laundry facilities, mail room, and reception and waiting areas.
The mechanical system for the building incorporated a water source heat pump system originally designed with highly-efficient boilers and cooling towers. We planned the boilers and cooling towers to accommodate being transferred to a “Ground Source Geothermal System” which university representatives are considering installing. The project is registered with the USGBC and achieved “LEED GOLD Certification.”