This project added a much-needed component to the CMU campus with a new 23,000 sf library, learning commons, and bookstore, with a conditioned overpass over Grant Avenue connecting the new building to the south campus. Highly-efficient mechanical systems are based on air-air heat recovery, demand-control ventilation, and a cascading hydronic heating loop on condensing boilers. Special attention was paid to acoustics and sound & vibration control of mechanical equipment, with a highly successful final result in the library and learning commons. The electrical systems included feature lighting in the high ceiling learning commons area, and dramatic exterior lighting of the building.

Year Completed: 2014