Center Renovation & Addition|
Foss Architecture & Interiors, Inc.
810 1st Avenue N, Fargo, ND 58102
May 2011 Construction Period: June 2011 to Apr 2013
Total Square Feet: 60,470 Site: 1 acre.
Number of Buildings: One; 12 classrooms, 1 auditorium.
Building Sizes: Basement, 21,770; first floor, 25,600; second
floor, 13,100 total 60,470 square feet.
Building Height: Basement, 13’ 4”; first floor, 13’ 4”; second
floor, 13’ 4”; total, 40’.
Basic Construction Type: Renovation/Addition.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls:
Brick, curtain wall. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete,
precast. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.
Design Architect: EYP Architecture & Engineering - 470 Atlantic
Avenue, Floor 7, Boston, MA 02210
Structural & HVAC Engineer: EYP Architecture & Engineering - 470
Atlantic Avenue, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02210
General Contractor: Gast Construction - 3410 9th Street, S.,
Fargo, ND 58104
Electrical, Civil, Fire, Plumbing Engineer: Ulteig Engineers -
3350 38th Avenue, South, Fargo, ND 58104
Cost Estimator: Foss Architecture & Interiors, Inc. - 810 1st
Avenue N, Fargo, ND 58102
Concordia College's Offutt School of Business is located in the
existing, repurposed Grant Hall Dining Center. Grant Hall, located in
between and connected with two residence halls was left vacant after a
new, central dining center opened on campus. During a campus master plan
evaluation, Grant Hall was targeted as a potential location for the
School of Business. Renovation of the obsolete Grant Hall would fit
nicely within the Campus' goals for sustainability and extend academic
activities to an otherwise remote area of the campus.
Complete gutting of Grant Center ensued, down to the bare structure,
including removal of the existing roof structure to allow addition of a
third floor level. Existing footing were excavated and expanded, and
poured-in-place concrete columns reinforced to accept additional
loading. And atrium core was cut through existing waffle-slab floor
structure to allow clerestory natural light to filter into the lowest
levels of the building.
New air-handling and VAV systems are fed from central campus steam,
while a local water-cooled condensing unit provided cooling for the
building. Plumbing fixtures are high efficiency, including dual-flush
toilets to help achieve sustainability goals. High efficiency lighting
systems include occupancy sensors in most offices, classrooms and public
spaces. Large amount of glass in both interior and exterior walls allow
for natural light to travel throughout the building and creates vistas
of activity from public spaces into classroom and study areas.
The facility includes 12 new classrooms featuring smart technology, open
commons areas where students can collaborate with the professors and
classmates outside of class, as well as an exterior patio terrace. A
boardroom, technology lab for a student investment club, and a
student-run coffee shop are also included. A new multipurpose auditorium
addition features flat-floor, flexible seating for up to 250 and
includes a multi-panel LCD presentation system, stage lighting,
pre-function lobby and new toilet rooms.
The facility is the first building on Concordia's campus to be LEED®
Certified, which the School of Business achieved at Silver level. EYP
Architecture & Engineering of Boston, MA, served as design architects
for the project.