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Texas A&M University – Corps Dorms Renovation

College Station, Texas

Texas A&M University
Kirksey Architecture
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JonesDBR worked with Kirksey to renovate nine existing buildings that house the Corps of Cadets on the College Station campus. With 2,600 cadets living “on the Quad”, the Corps dorms are a vital and thriving part of campus life. Built in the 1930s, the Aggie Corps of Cadets housing needed an aesthetic reboot and modernization. The renovations revitalized and preserved the dorms and brought one of the most central pieces of Aggie history back into visual prominence.

The project team developed a process to renovate and modernize a historic set of housing facilities under an extremely tight schedule. Through the design/build process, the design team established a plan that saw all nine buildings completed in 24 months, utilizing phased construction packages. Phase I included completion of the first five buildings while Phase II saw the remaining four completed.

DBR provided MEPT engineering services and Commissioning for the renovation of the nine existing Corps of Cadets Dorms and the addition of two Leadership Learning Centers (LLC) at Texas A&M University. The renovations included full replacements of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. The project was complex due to the low ceiling heights and the specific design requirements and challenges that these existing buildings presented. The new LLCs also had height constraints to match the existing dorm levels. The MEP systems were carefully coordinated with the Architect to match the systems utilized in the recently constructed LLC#1 and LLC#2 buildings. Electrical and lighting photometric design was included for the improvements to the entire Quad site.  The buildings were designed to meet the codes listed in the Program of Requirements and FM Global requirements. The design also included the relocation of building transformers.


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