Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, Illinois
The project consisted of an addition of 50,000 sq. ft. as well as a renovation of the existing Art and Design building. The building housed numerous art studios including ceramics, metals, painting, textiles, printmaking, and a foundry. These spaces required a variety of specialty exhaust hoods in in order to meet the studios’ needs. Each art studio was provided with its own single-zone variable volume air handling unit which was used to both contain odors and fumes inside the space as well as provide the proper amount of makeup air for the exhaust needs of the space. Both the new addition and existing building were re-fed with chilled water from a campus loop. Heat was provided by a new condensing hot water boiler plant located inside the building.