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Southern Connecticut State University

School of Business

Description

This SCSU project consisted of a new construction, 60,000 square-foot school of business to be located on the university’s New Haven campus. The new facility houses comprehensive business school programming including Accounting, Economics & Finance, Management & Management of Information Systems, Marketing, and MBA Business Administration. General purpose classrooms, specialty classrooms, seminar rooms, a mock trading floor, and faculty offices were incorporated within the new building, along with a common lobby, study spaces, and a computer lab.

Kohler Ronan’s project scope included comprehensive mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and technology design systems. As Southern Connecticut State University strives to be among the most environmentally responsible colleges in the US, it is extremely important to the university that this project continue on a path of environmental stewardship. From a building systems perspective, the goal of project was to achieve net-zero energy consumption, specifically aiming for an Energy Use Intensity (EUI) figure of 38. Helping to achieve this goal, our team designed the most efficient MEP systems for the building, including a geothermal heat pump system with Variable Air Volume (VAV) air handling units.

Details

LOCATION
ARCHITECT
SIZE
COST
COMPLETION
SUSTAINABILITY
New Haven, CT
Oak Park and Sasaki Architects
60,000 square feet
$32 million
2023
Net-zero Energy

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Project Team

Craig F. Razza

Partner

Edward A. Ruggiero

Senior Associate

Renato Martins

Associate

Kevin Czarnecki

Senior Associate

Jonathan P. Kurtz

Senior Associate

Madhav Munshi

Senior Associate

Richard Sparozic

Senior Mechanical Engineer