Saint Martin’s University/McGranahan Architects
Student body growth and an aging campus created the need for a new academic building on the Saint Martin University campus. The location of the new building was within the campus core in an area with many existing utilities. Therefore, as a part of the project, relocations of main university utility infrastructure was required.
The main stormwater trunk line for central campus was located within the footprint of the proposed academic building. This trunk line has to be rerouted around this area. Further, as part of ongoing improvements to the campus, upsizing of main pipelines were required to handle existing as well as future stormwater flows.
Services provided included infrastructure design and coordination of project approvals with the jurisdiction. Services provided also included an analysis of ADA accessibility which resulted in the construction of a new ADA path connecting the upper and lower campus.
“Harned Hall was the first new academic building constructed at the SMU campus for many years. It was my fifth project on the SMU campus, but it was my first classroom project. It was exciting to be part of the team providing much needed academic space to the growing campus.”
Amy Head, PE LEED AP BD+C