New Health and Human Performance Center
IMEG provided civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and technology engineering design services, along with commissioning, for the new Peter J. Lindbergh M.D. Center for Health and Human Performance. Spaces in the new center include classrooms, team spaces, faculty offices, a joint resource area, exercise labs, and a natatorium housing a 25-yard pool and therapeutic pool.
IMEG’s design team had to re-route the existing underground chilled water and fiber lines before the new building could be constructed. HVAC systems include a water-sourced variable refrigerant flow system (VRF) for the offices and classrooms, and a dehumidification unit for the natatorium.
The VRF system is coupled to the campus chilled water distribution network for increased energy efficiency year-round. The natatorium has an underground fiberglass ductwork system that exhausts chloramine-rich air directly off the pool surface via a Paddock evacuator system integrated with the pool gutter. The building includes an audio system for the natatorium allowing intelligible voice and music for the pool, and interactive audio/visual systems for the learning spaces.
With the addition of the natatorium, the college adds women’s varsity water polo, and expands the existing men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, and men’s club water polo. The new Health and Human Performance Center will allow Augustana to expand their athletic department for their aquatic programs and their educational department to focus on health and wellness curriculum, which includes Kinesiology and Public Health.