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Over ten years of sustainable, leading-edge building renovations and facilities
Indiana State University first turned to R.E. Dimond and Associates in 2009 for a College of Education renovation with featuring skylights, an interior courtyard, and 200,000 square feet of learning and lab space.
Since then, R.E. Dimond and Associates has developed a close working relationship with Indiana State University and its facility teams.
Our work over the last decade with ISU has included:
- Indoor and outdoor facilities
- Student housing
- Classroom and lab space
- Underground and rooftop MEP systems
- High-tech sensors and equipment
- Athletic facilities
- LEED silver certified buildings
- And historic preservation and renovation projects
3D models help ISU and R.E. Dimond & Associates forecast renovations and system needs
The 35,000 square-foot dining hall at ISU was ready for a 5,000 square foot addition. The Sycamore Towers, long a residential hall for students, was combined with the dining hall for more efficient operation for 1,000 students.
But updating the dining hall posed problems with the existing ventilation. R.E. Dimond and Associates engineers used 3D models to show how a precast T-band roof system would accommodate the piping, thermal envelope, and heating and cooling needs of the building.
Using this advanced 3D model, we were also able to design in void, data, security, A/V, fire, and interior and exterior lighting and power systems.
The result was a $14 million renovation project with advanced technology, heating, and cooling that provided on-demand and controlled ventilation with HVAC and other building systems.
This project, coupled with previous energy modeling projects to update energy efficiency and temperature controls, laundry rooms, connectivity, and alarm systems has made Sycamore Towers a safer, comfortable, and efficient space for students to live, study, and eat.
400 meters of track, 9 competitive lanes, and 4,000 safe, comfortable seating
R.E. Dimond and Associates was proud to provide design services for Indiana State University’s new Gibson Track and Field Complex. Design included event lighting, site lighting, and all mechanical, electrical and plumbing associated with building components for the locker rooms, coaches’ offices, meeting rooms, public restrooms and concession stand.
Electrical work included temporary security lighting, temporary power for temporary toilets, storage and track meet operations room including coordination of “future” power requirements with ISU staff.
R.E. Dimond also provided scoreboard and timing systems, wiring, cable routing and sound system wiring including power and speaker wiring for the $3.8 million project.
Mixed-use student apartments and commercial space at 500 Wabash
R.E. Dimond and Associates was selected to join the design team for the 500 Wabash Avenue project. The design features restaurants, shops, office space, an outside dining area and student apartments. The one, two, three or four bedroom units feature private bedroom/bathroom suites, along with a common area where students gather to study or socialize.
R.E. Dimond and Associates prepared mechanical and electrical plans, which included HVAC, fire suppression and plumbing systems, as well as power, lighting, and alarm systems.
The project was completed in Summer 2015 and included 64,800 square feet of apartment space and 16,200 square feet of retail space.
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More projects completed at Indiana State University
ISU Arena Locker Rooms
Indiana State University – Arena Locker Rooms Remodel
The Sycamore Basketball Locker Room is located in the ISU Arena Building as part of a renovation of the facility into a practice area for the basketball programs. This area gives the team an area to gather during the day and also to use as a study hall. The Sycamore Basketball Locker Room also allows the team to have an area to dress before and after practices held in the ISU Arena
ISU Welcome Center
Indiana State University – Welcome Center Remodel
R.E. Dimond and Associates designed a remodel which included complete replacement of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems in the building. The Moore Welcome Center serves as the “front door” of the university. Designed as a living room, the main area of the newly renovated 22,000-square-foot building features 11 interactive transparent touch screens students and visitors can use to learn about the university’s history, academic programs and services. When not in use by visitors, those same screens are interconnected, displaying an ever-changing array of choreographed videos and photographs. Guests can watch an introductory video on a nine-section LCD screen in the center’s new 50-seat theater, equipped with a surround-sound system.
Indiana State University – Erickson Hall HVAC Renovation
R.E. Dimond and Associates provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design for the complete renovation of Erickson Hall, an 81,000 square foot Indiana State University residence hall. The facility includes student rooms with academic themes, classrooms, meeting and conference rooms, offices and public areas, and a central laundry facility. The design included air conditioning for the entire facility, the student rooms as well as technology and a complete dry pipe sprinkler system.
Indiana State University – Pickerl Hall
R.E. Dimond and Associates provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design services for the renovation of Pickerl Hall, a 68,000 square foot residence hall. The facility includes 120 student rooms, meeting and conference rooms, office and public areas, and laundry facilities. Air conditioning was added to the double-occupancy rooms. Private restrooms were also added with this renovation. Construction was completed in the summer of 2011.
Building Project Summary:
Sandison Hall is an eight story, 63,000 square foot residence hall on the ISU campus. The building’s interior spaces were completely remodeled in 2010.
The hall will house 229 students in air-conditioned, double occupancy rooms with private baths. Sandison Hall has many features geared toward students majoring in nursing and healthcare professions including the McKee Nursing Center which is equipped with the latest technology. R.E. Dimond and Associates provided the design for all new mechanical, electric, plumbing and fire suppression systems in the entire building.
College of Health and Human Services Pool Renovation
Indiana State University’s CHHS houses a natatorium for its academic programs, its women’s intercollegiate athletics, and student recreation. Since the dated pool and decking did not meet current building codes or today’s or esthetic standards, ISU included a complete pool area renovation as part of the CHHS facility renovation which included major upgrades to improve temperature control and air quality with complete replacement of all mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems.
Chilled Water Plant
RE Dimond & Associates, Ratio Architects, and Lynch, Harrison, Brumleve, Inc.
Building Project Summary:
RE Dimond was chosen to design a central chilled water plant with thermal storage and a complete chilled water distribution system to fifteen (15) campus buildings for Indiana State University.
The Indiana State University campus needed to replace many old and inefficient steam absorption boilers. A new central chilled water system was the answer the university was needed. RE Dimond designed a campus wide system with a cooling capacity of peak 5275 TONS utilizing electric centrifugal chillers and thermal ice storage. The project included analysis of existing load and distribution systems to optimize the capacity of underground chilled water piping, plus a phasing plan to allow for continued operations during construction of the new facility.