University West Village Housing|
Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.
120 Sanhican Drive, Trenton, NJ 08618
Location: Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Date Bid: Feb 2008
Construction Period: Apr 2008 to June 2009 Total Square Feet:
50,500 Site: 4.5 acres. Number of Buildings: Two.
Building Size: First floor, 8,500; second floor, 8,375; third
floor, 8,375; total, 25,250 square feet each building.
Building Height: First floor, 9’; second floor, 9’; third floor,
9’4”; floor to floor, 11’; total, 49’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Structural insulated panels.
Foundation: Slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick,
structural insulated panels Roof: Asphalt shingles, metal.
Floors: Wood. Interior Walls: CMU, wood stud drywall, metal
Projected and/or modeled energy usuage KBTU/SF/yr: 172.28.
LEED® Points Achieved
Energy & Atmosphere
Materials & Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality
Innovation Design Process
Structural Engineer: Harrison Hamnett, P.C. - 40 Knowles Street,
Pennington, NJ 08534
General Contractor: Seacoast Builders Corporation - 566 Halls
Mill Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: R. G. Vanderweil Engineers, LLP
- 101 Grovers Mill Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Site & Civil Engineer: Van Note-Harvey Associates, P.C. - 777
Alexander Road, #102, Princeton, NJ 08540
With increased need for housing and a growing international student
summer program, the university completed construction of two
25,000-square-foot buildings with 152 beds consisting of a mix of
individual apartments and suites-which has received LEED® Silver
The design team developed an innovative solution to the building
construction utilizing structural insulated panels (SIPs). Use of the
SIP construction reduced the time needed for construction, allowing a
three-story buildings to be fully enclosed in less than a week. The SIPs
also dramatically increased the energy performance of the building
envelope, allowing the university to use a conventional, inexpensive
HVAC system to keep costs down while still achieving a 17 percent
better-than-code energy performance.
Other unique sustainable features include harvesting trees using horses
to reduce construction carbon footprint and reusing the wood for
exterior benches; low-flow plumbing fixtures; pervious pavement at new
parking lots to reduce storm-water runoff; installation of Energy Star®
certified appliances; purchase of 35 percent of the building's overall
power from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar; VOC-free
paints and adhesives; rapidly renewable material such as cork flooring
in the kitchen; extensive daylighting and views for occupants; 90
percent construction waste recycled; and covered bike racks.
SIPS: R-Control Panels Roofing: GAF, Merchant+Evans
Gypsum: National Interior Doors: Algoma
Acoustical: Armstrong Paint: Sherwin Williams
VCT: Armstrong Carpet: Mohawk
Lighting: Cooper, Focal Point
Entrances & Storefronts: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®