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The University of Akron Wolf Ledges Engineering Building

Akron, Ohio

The University of Akron has completed the construction of a new 35,000 square foot Engineering Research Center for The College of Engineering that will be home to many unique and innovative laboratories. As a facility constructed primarily for laboratory uses, the HVAC system design was critical.

DLZ designed a system fed by the university hot water loop while utilizing individual chillers for each rooftop unit. Exhaust fans also included a heat recovery system that returned tempered water back to the unit coils. Our professional services included architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and professional surveying and geotechnical engineering services.

Project Features

  • 35,000 square foot facility features research, offices, and conference rooms
  • HVAC system designed to meet the need for a laboratory environment.
  • Design to accommodate a 10,000 square foot future expansion without modification of stairs, elevators, or restrooms.