Lancaster General College of Nursing & |
Health Sciences – Addition No. II
48-50 West Chestnut Street, #400, Lancaster, PA 17603
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Date Bid: Feb 2008
Construction Period: Mar 2008 to Aug 2008
Total Square Feet: 14,550 Site: .075 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; 5 classrooms with seating capacity of
Building Size: Basement, 4,875; first floor, 4,876; second floor,
4,799; total, 14,550 square feet.
Building Height: Basement, 10’; first floor, 15’6”; second floor,
15’; floor to floor, varies; total, 34’.
Basic Construction Type: Addition/Steel Frame Type IIB.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced CMU walls. Exterior
Walls: CMU, brick, stucco, cast stone. Roof: Membrane.
Floors: Concrete, barjoist with metal deck. Interior Walls:
Metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Providence Engineering Corporation - 117
South West End Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603
General Contractor & Cost Estimator: Benchmark Construction
Company - 4121 Oregon Pike, Brownstown, PA 17508
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: Z & F Consulting - 57 West
Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
Landscape Architect: ELA Group, Inc. - 743 S. Broad Street,
Lititz, PA 17543
Completed in August of 2008, the Lancaster General College of Nursing &
Health Sciences, Addition No. II is the fourth project undertaken by
this rapidly growing college during this decade. This addition to the
north side of the existing structure, which will be the last expansion
on this site, integrates a new lobby and entry point with wheelchair
lift, classroom spaces for students, offices for faculty and facility
administration and a security office. The three large classroom spaces
(one on each floor), two of which can be divided into smaller classrooms
for a total of five new classrooms provide much needed general academic
instruction space that was in short supply in the existing structure.
The exterior of the building was designed to respond to the existing
architectural style of the original building and previous addition.
Materials such as red brick, stucco, cast stone, and decorative concrete
masonry retain the traditional elements of the campus and the
surrounding community. The project is located in the Lancaster City
Historical Conservation district and as a result, was required to pass a
review by the Lancaster City Historical Review Commission.
Designed by Cornerstone Design-Architects based in Lancaster,
Pennsylvania and constructed by Benchmark Construction Company of
Brownstown, Pennsylvania, this project was developed under a very short
timeframe, dictated by the College's need for the additional classroom
space by the beginning of the Fall 2008 term. The design phase was
started in the late autumn of 2007, the bidding phase was completed
during January and February of 2008, construction began in March of 2008
and was completed in time for classes in late August of 2008. This very
aggressive schedule required the entire design and construction team
along with the College to coordinate and meet on a regular basis and to
expedite decisions and submittal reviews in a very timely manner.
The project has been considered a success by Lancaster General College
of Nursing & Health Sciences, their staff, administration, and students.
The College now has much needed classroom and office space that will
enable it to grow into the future.
DIV. 7: Membrane: Carlisle.
DIV. 8: Entrances & Storefronts, Windows: Kawneer.
DIV. 9: Flooring: Armstrong.
DIV. 10: Operable Partitions: Modernfold.
DIV. 14: Wheel Chair Lift: ThyssenKrupp.