Durham, New Hampshire
The University of New Hampshire has renewed Hamilton Smith Hall; the project consisted of a renovation to the original portion of the building (circa 1907), and the demolition of the 1965 addition. The new, state-of-the-art addition and renovation will be equipped with entirely new MEP/FP systems while the architecture is being preserved in the original building.
Fitzemeyer & Tocci provided full mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering design and construction services for the project. The mechanical systems include displacement ventilation for classrooms, allowing for the highest energy efficiency and indoor air quality. All new LED lighting with daylight harvesting and modern controls were also utilized in the facility.
The final product will include lecture halls, classrooms and a Technology Enabled Active Learning (TEAL) classroom designed for modern teaching and earning techniques. The 72,000 sf building was opened in August of 2017.