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Chapman University Keck Center for Science and Engineering
Chapman University in Orange, California, sought to meet the expanding needs of its faculty and growing student population with a new, three-floor center for science and technology. With strict spatial restrictions from the city and the site itself, the school turned to Glumac’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing teams to provide innovative systems design to ensure the project’s success.
The site is located in the middle of a residential area, and the City of Orange places height and shade restrictions on new buildings. As such, the Chapman University Science and Technology Building design required a very specific shape to ensure these restrictions were met. This created a tight floor-to-floor condition in which Glumac’s MEP teams had to work. They utilized Revit to produce unique designs that met the functional and sustainability needs the university had for the facility. A system of active chilled beams was implemented to provide efficient heating and cooling throughout the facility, including a two-level below grade parking structure, which was expanded to be contiguous with the existing levels of parking underneath the football field.
Glumac also performed wind studies, using computational fluid dynamics (CFD), to design a safe ventilation system for airborne chemicals used in the laboratories, so the surrounding residential neighborhoods remained unaffected. Daylighting designs were also implemented to capitalize on opportunities for energy efficiencies and cost savings.
The site of the Chapman University Science and Technology Building is also directly adjacent to the school’s football field. This gave the university the opportunity to take a two-pronged approach in meeting the needs of its growing student population. The new, three-story facility will feature a mix of instructional and research laboratories to accommodate the school’s science programs. It will also feature 8,000-square-feet of additional stadium seating built directly into the facility’s façade, meant to further integrate the university’s science and technology schools with its campus life.
Size: 140,000 sf lab building/149,000 sf parking structure
Cost: $130 million
Estimated Completion Date: 2017
Architect: AC Martin
Owner: Chapman University