carr hall, allegheny college : meadville, pa

a LEED gold showcase for the environmental sciences

Client: Allegheny College

The re-imagining of a legacy building from the 1960’s provides new facilities for Allegheny College’s nationally recognized Environmental Science Department. The centerpiece of the renovation, a transformed entry lobby incorporates solar tube daylighting, recycled and renewable materials, a living green wall with collected rain water irrigation, a school-managed aquaponics demonstration, and a specially commissioned wall sculpture by Pittsburgh artist Jan Loney. The project houses new classrooms, teaching labs, and faculty offices, achieving LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors.

Size

20,000 s.f.

Construction Cost

$ 4,300,000

Firm Responsibility

Programming
Architectural Design
Contract Documents
Contract Administration
Furniture, Fixtures &
Equipment (FF&E)

Completion Date

March 2012

Recognition

LEED Commerical Interiors Gold Certification
US Dept of Energy Better Building Challenge featured building

Awards

2013 “Design/Build Award of Excellence” Sponsor: Master Builders’ Association of Western PA

Collaborators

Landscape Architect

Derck & Edson Associates, LLP

Structural Engineer

Keystone Structural Solutions (formerly The Kachele Group)

MEP Engineer

Tower Engineering

General Contractor

Massaro Corporation

Installation Artist

Jan Loney

Photographer

Massery Photography

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