New South Building is a 6 level multi-functional building constructed in 1958 at Georgetown University that includes student dormitories in the top 4 floors and University offices in the lower level. The new Student Center comprises approximately 35,000 square feet of the ground floor in a space that used to house a dining area. The new South Student Center includes conference rooms, study areas, lounges, dance studios, multi-purpose room, coffee shop, and restaurant with kitchen.
JVP designed a new variable air volume system for the space using three new air handling units to provide conditioned air to the new student center via medium pressure ductwork to air terminal units. New chilled and hot water piping from the existing campus primary loops to the new AHUs provide the source of heating and cooling for the supply air.
JVP’s design included modifications to the building’s domestic water, storm and sanitary systems to serve the new kitchens, restrooms, a rain garden, and living wall feature. The new electrical distribution system was designed by JVP to provide power and lighting to the new student study, recreation and dining facilities. Additionally the design included modifications to the fire alarm and fire sprinkler systems.
The project was designed to achieve LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors, and received a Mid-Atlantic Best Project Award from Engineering News Record in 2015.