New Off-Campus Student Housing
The McCartney Street Housing project comprises four phases, expanding the college’s residential capacity and bringing an accessible urban experience to the campus gateway. Phase I is a 165-bed, four-story building with student housing above first-floor retail space that includes a campus bookstore, bistro/café, and diner.
IMEG provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering design services for Phase I. System designs included HVAC, power, lighting, fire alarm, and provisions for kitchen exhaust and make-up air for the diner and bistro spaces. The building’s energy efficient design includes water-efficient plumbing fixtures and LED lighting. A dedicated outdoor air system and variable refrigeration flow system are the basis of design for heating and cooling the residential floors.
IMEG is currently providing engineering design services for Phase II, which is expected to be completed in 2024. The 90,000-sf building will house 160 students on the upper floors, as well as include retail space, a student health center, and counseling services.
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