Residence Hall Lakeside Apartments

Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

This new 75,000 square foot apartment-style residence hall houses 240 upperclass students. The four-story facility began design in the Summer of 2011 and opened for students in August of 2012. Separate foundation, structure and build-out packages were required to ensure completion in time for the 2012-2013 school year.

The new four-floor residence hall will offer more of the Institute's students an on-campus living experience by providing apartment- and suite-style living options. The residence hall is designed to meet LEED Silver certification standards. The LEED certification application is currently pending review.

Sustainable strategies employed in the building include energy recovery for the dedicated outdoor air system and a heat recovery chiller for domestic water preheat. The lighting system for the facility was designed to minimize lighting power density, as well as provide occupancy control to reduce power usage by the students.

Loftus Engineering was responsible for all aspects of the mechanical and electrical design, including HVAC, plumbing, lighting, lighting controls, general and equipment power, telecommunications, fire alarm and data systems. In addition, the firm designed the extension of medium voltage power circuits and outside plant telecommunications to the project site.

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SERVICES

Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Plumbing & Piping System
Telecommunications
Lighting Design
Sustainable Design

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION COSTS

$15,900,000

PROJECT AREA

75,000 New Square Feet

OWNER

Pete Gustafson, VP of Student Affairs and Dean of Students

ARCHITECT

Ratio Architects

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