PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This project involved the construction of a new science laboratory building located on The Ohio State University’s College of Food Agriculture & Environmental Science (CFAES) campus in Wooster, Ohio. Prior to the construction of the new facility, additionsand alterations were made to the campus’s existing chilled water plant, as it was beyond capacity, and upgrades were necessary to accommodate new the project. The complete scope of work included the construction of the new science/laboratory building, the addition of new equipment and associated alterations to the chilled water system, and upgrades to Fisher Auditorium.

The new 55,700 SF facility accommodates entomology research. Undergraduate lab space is included in the new building to promote collaboration and to take advantage of common infrastructure. The project required multiple GMPs; one for the enabling chilled water system scope and one for the building construction.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This project included the installation of a new 23,000 SF 3-story structural steel-framed chiller plant wrapped in insulated metal panels and storefront glazing with an auger cast pile foundation system. The building includes chillers, pumps, controls, mechanical piping, and an electrical substation typing into the existing distribution system to support the needs of the future expansion of Ohio University’s Athens campus. The project is located in the heart of campus housing adjacent to classroom buildings.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This addition and extensive renovation of the Creative Arts Center at Wright State University expanded and renovated student studio spaces for the College of Art, Dance, Film and Music. Major elements of the renovation include:

  • An iconic addition featuring a new art galleries complex, dance studio, movement and stage combat studio, and accessible entrance
  • Renovation of almost 130,000 SF of existing spaces for art, music, theatre, dance and motion picture programs – plus the addition of three new shared computer labs and the redesign of the grand commons area
  • Relocation and complete redesign of music faculty teaching studios and offices
  • Renovation of the existing TV Center into a high-tech Motion Pictures Center

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

A 73,000 SF renovation and 40,000 SF addition to a 3 story building with an attic into four useable floors, originally built in 1959.

This addition and renovation project reimagined McCracken Hall with a dynamic space layout and architectural expression, creating an attractive, flexible environment for formal and casual learning. The interior design creates a variety of classroom types and sizes along with plenty of faculty office and support space. Collaboration between students and faculty is supported through a series of smaller project rooms and varied gathering areas both large and small. Public spaces that bring architectural character are provided on every floor; double height communicating spaces are provided between pairs of floors to enhance the feeling of connectivity. A dedicated technology “black box” space is provided space for faculty use in developing new pedagogy.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This phased project included the construction and renovation of 45,000 SF in order to upgrade existing facilities into a 21st century model of a Veterinary Hospital. The project created new clinical spaces, incorporating new technologies and optimizing patient flow. The addition serves the primary faculty offices, conference, and administration for the Veterinary Medical center and support spaces. The available square footage relocated from the ground floor expanded the clinical spaces, patient intake/exam rooms, new registration, reception, surgery, emergency care, triage, intermediate and intensive care, loading dock, cafeteria, central supply, pharmacy and patient holding. This project is designed to be LEED Silver certified.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

21,000 SF interior renovation of the 4th and 5th floors of the IMBR Building located on the OSU Wexner Medical Center campus. Fourth floor is comprised of wet labs and support spaces while the fifth floor consists of research and faculty office space. The project scope included the fit out of laboratory and research space, code related elevator upgrades throughout the building, abatement and work associated with roof penetrations to accommodate the installation of wet lab hoods.

Established in 1996, the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research (IBMR) is the cornerstone of a broad research program at The Ohio State University in the field of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) – the study of how the brain interacts with the body’s immune system. This field has evolved from a novel area of curiosity to an important scientific field, one that has meaningful implications for public health and great promise for enhancing medical treatments.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Donated to Kenyon College by an alumni, this 18,000 SF, three story building was originally constructed between 1910 and 1911. End users for the building include Kenyon College Department of Dance, Drama and Film, the local/nonprofit Science Play-Space Initiative (SPI Spot), as well as space for Kenyon College community outreach programs. The Wright Center also houses the Office for Community Partnerships at Kenyon.

The facility features state-of-the-art film production equipment in a two-story film studio, classrooms with 75-inch screens, a 30-seat screening room, a room devoted to teaching post-production editing, and a secure room to store the college’s film equipment.
The roof was replaced to allow for a two-story film studio in the center of the 18,000 SF building. Workers removed bricks and placed glass in the arches on the building’s south facade to let natural light into SPI’s reading nook, climbing structure and small theater for science demonstrations.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This project was for the construction of replacement housing for more than 30 Greek chapters. All Greek chapters are housed in town home style housing with unit sizes based on chapter size and projected membership. Three sizes of town homes are currently included in the program; they range from 4 to 18 beds. A total of 412 beds will be added to the campus.

In the summer of 2014, Elford demolished 19 buildings, approximately 152,000 SF. The scope also includes extensive reworking of underground utilities (gas, water, sanitary, storm, steam, irrigation, tunnels, IT, electrical) on the west site while maintaining service to adjacent buildings. Beginning in summer 2015, the east site, where the new Greek housing will be constructed, will receive site work and building demolition in preparation for the new buildings. This project is LEED® Gold certified.

PROJECT DETAILS

Elford provided preconstruction and construction services as a Construction Manager at Risk (CMR) for the Goggin Ice Center Hockey Performance Enhancement Addition, a 3,550 SF varsity hockey facility. Renovations include the addition of a multi-zone weight training facility, a shooting room, and guest lounge on the southeast corner of the varsity hockey complex with the potential to include a partial second floor mezzanine over the shooting room and lounge. Also included in the project was the relocation of adjacent dry change lockers and locker room entry to enhance adjacencies and access between the addition and existing hockey facilities along with reworking finishes between spaces to create an integrated team complex at Ice Level.