Bond Logo

Menu

SITUATION:

Brandeis University engaged BOND to provide preconstruction and construction management services for its new Skyline Residence Hall. The 54,000 SF, 164-bed residence hall features the following: new common space for students with large kitchen, study spaces, four lounges, a kitchen and a courtyard. Elevators and a main stairway allow for easier movement between floors. A complete renovation of the beloved Chum Coffee House in the adjoining Usen Castle was also included in the project.

CHALLENGES:

  • Maintain an aggressive schedule to deliver building in time for fall semester
  • Work with planning teams to develop a detailed schedule for preconstruction and construction process to minimize disruption to an active campus
  • Manage logistical challenges of a tight site in a busy area of campus
  • Provide design assist services for the exterior curtainwall / glass rainscreen fa├žade assembly

SOLUTIONS:

  • Solar panels on the roof partially power the building to help with peak campus electricity demand management.
  • Creation of detail mitigation plans and protocols ensure safe conditions
  • Geothermal wells provide all heating, cooling, and domestic hot water, eliminating the need for any fossil fuels
  • Comprehensive subcontractor prequalification and award process ensured the right expertise, craftsmanship and attitude on the project

RESULTS:

  • LEED Gold certification
  • Delivery of environmentally-responsible project on track, within budget
  • The new building opened fall 2018 and is currently the most sustainable building on campus