Dunham has provided ongoing master planning engineering services for chilled water, steam and low voltage systems serving the Hamline University Campus since 2007. The planning began with a chiller replacement project, which included the removal of 14 secondary chilled water pumps, and a complete redesign of the primary/secondary piping loop. As a result of this project, the campus experienced an increase in system capacity and efficiency and the ability to cool spaces that were unable to be cooled previously. This project was the cornerstone to the master planning effort. Since this initial project has been completed, Dunham’s engineers have developed master plans for the mechanical, electrical, and low voltage systems to correspond to the overall campus master plan for growth. These systems serve 18 buildings on the Hamline University campus.

The Anderson Student Center was the first building constructed as a result of a University Master Plan, and was designed to be the Gateway building to the campus. The design of the facility was to be as flexible and integrated as possible to provide for the students needs into the foreseeable future. The facility includes a office space, event space, student organization spaces, conference rooms, classrooms, meditation rooms, and a dining center. The 25,000 SF dining center consists of a prep kitchen, serving area, and dining space to accommodate 400 students. Sustainable elements of the project include high performance glass, energy efficient lighting, a green roof, recycled materials throughout the space, and 17kW of vertically mounted and rooftop mounted solar panels.

Dunham’s latest project on campus included the renovation of 18,000 SF of the first floor at Sorin Hall to accommodate a new bookstore, campus security, ministry area, public gathering space, prayer rooms, and a new copy/mail room. Dunham provided mechanical electrical engineering services for the demolition and replacement of the MEP systems serving the space. 

Other projects on campus include:

  • Drew Science Remodel
  • Giddens Learning Center Lecture Hall
  • Fire Alarm and Electrical Upgrades
  • Robbins science Fume Hood Additions
  • Medium Voltage and Telecommunications Master Plan
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Size:
74,000 SF
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Location:
St. Paul, MN
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Awards:
Built to LEED Silver Standards