This project bar allows selection by category or subcategory. Picking category, subcategory or keyword will filter projects immediately.

The project bar requires JavaScript, though direct links are also provided.

You may skip the project bar.

Red Deer College Student Residence

Description:

This student residence includes 145 units, multiple gathering spaces, a reception desk, a communal kitchen, laundry facilities, washrooms, study rooms, and lounges. As sustainability was a significant focus of the design, the entire east, south, and west faces of the building are clad with photovoltaic panels.

Smith + Andersen was engaged as the mechanical design consultant. The building was completed through an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach, and features a heavy timber structure.

Our mechanical team coordinated with both the architect and the structure contractor to accommodate the exposed wood of this heavy timber building. The mechanical design took a vertical systems approach, with piping and servicing coordinated through shafts or pipe chases in order to avoid obstructing the wood with horizontal systems. Additionally, the mechanical design included a four pipe fan coil unit system with dedicated outdoor air ventilation and a condensing hot water heating system.

Design by Manasc Isaac Architects.
Rendering courtesy of Manasc Isaac Architects.

Highlights:

Red Deer, AB

Gross Floor Area

  • 62,430 sq ft

Total Construction Cost

$ 18,000,000

Completion Year

2018