Lincoln Hall is the largest and most-used classroom building on campus. It features over 20 classrooms, the Lincoln Hall Theater, and grand marble foyer. An extensive facility assessment and master plan of the 160,000- sf building was performed by the design team. This allowed the team to understand the condition of existing systems, make recommendations for improvements, determine associated costs, and develop phasing plans. It was determined the building would be gutted back to the wall studs.
Design incorporated two dedicated outdoor air supply units (DOAS) with heat recovery wheels to supply outside air and exhaust to the individual AHUS for each floor. This eliminated the need to install 20 intake and exhaust louvers throughout the building, which would have intruded on the historic façade. Four adjacent area wells, another tactic for preserving the building’s historic façade, were installed to route fresh and exhaust air to the DOAS units.