Quinnipiac University Hamden, Connecticut
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Building Projects

In addition to the campus electrical, mechanical and communications infrastructure, BVH designed the mechanical and electrical systems for the new buildings on campus. These included:

Residential Housing
BVH provided mechanical, electrical and site utility engineering services for the 380,000-SF Crescent Dormitory and 70,000-SF village style apartments, housing 2,000 students.

The Crescent Dormitory is a large, tiered residence hall shaped like a crescent, built into the side of a mountain. It contains central heating and domestic water systems and central exhaust systems with heat recovery. A photovoltaic solar rooftop system incorporating 1,232 panels will produce 230,000 kW hours of electricity per year.

Centerbrook Architects also designed village-style housing to compliment this large dormitory, clustering the buildings aesthetically around the site. The residential feel of these ‘villages,’ all designed with high efficiency heating and lighting systems, makes them a popular choice for student living.

Parking Garage
BVH provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and site utility engineering services for the 435,000-SF structured parking garage for students, which is joined to a 21,000-SF facilities headquarters building. The garage has room for 2,000 cars and is designed with high efficiency lighting systems. The facilities headquarters is integrated into the lowest level, and includes central supply, shop space, equipment storage and repair, administrative support, and fueling stations.

Student Center
BVH provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and site utility engineering services for a 74,500-SF, four-story student center on the York Hill Campus. The new center has dramatic exposed wood construction, and includes a large central dining hall, full-service kitchen and student activity areas, with half of an entire floor dedicated to a weight room, dance studios, a spinning classroom, and a cardio area. The boiler and chiller plant, cogeneration system including a gas-fired microturbine, and campus telecommunications systems are all housed within the student center.

Integration Showcase focuses on a project where comprehensive and integrated services benefited a major infrastructure project. The many advantages of having a single source include: a broader perspective, closer coordination, and ongoing familiarity with optimal solutions.