Mount Holyoke College — Creighton Residence Hall, South Hadley, MA
This residence hall is home to 176 students. Two wings of individual rooms and suites with card-swipe access are connected by a large common space featuring a game room, a computer lab, a TV room, a formal living room with a fireplace and a kitchen.
Team-oriented value management reviews identified lower-cost design alternatives that did not compromise quality or schedule.
A high standard of sustainability was met through the use of recycled and locally extracted and manufactured materials, a high-efficiency envelope, a solar domestic hot water system, in-ceiling and in-floor radiant heat with adjustable temperature controls and a state-of-the art building automation system that allows end users to closely monitor energy consumption. Certified LEED Gold.
Close infrastructure coordination during preconstruction on this cost-plus project minimized field retrofits and subsequent cost impacts due to limited floor heights and vertical mechanical, electrical and plumbing shaft space typical of “block and plank” structural design.