Project Type: Education
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Project Completed: August 1, 2012
Square Footage: 189,941 sf
Total M/E Construction Cost: $10,238,100
Architects: Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects
Gas-Fired Rooftop Units with Fan-Powered Variable Air Volume Boxes, Dedicated Exhaust Systems for the Different Shops
Chester County Intermediate Unit purchased the industrial buildings behind their administrative office building.
A new 189,941 square foot vocational technical school was built within the existing shell and completed in August of 2012. The school consists of general classroom spaces, cafeteria, culinary arts instructional space, science room, cosmetology and barbering rooms, nursing instructional space, and shops for veterinary services, carpentry, electrical distribution, HVAC tech, automobile repair, automobile and small motor mechanic and vehicle maintenance.
- Gas-fired rooftop units with fan-powered variable air volume boxes;
- Independent exhaust systems for each of the shops;
- Spray booths for the automobile repair;
- Dust collection system for the carpentry shop;
- Fully integrated energy management system;
- Upgrade of the campus-wide fire pump;
- Electrical distribution throughout the building to accommodate the multiple voltage and power requirements of specialized equipment;
- Instructor station interactive whiteboards and integrated amplified sound;
- Interior and exterior lighting design;
- Lighting control.