emersion DESIGN was commissioned to perform a full building assessment to inform Chatfield College, a liberal arts college with a concentration in business, of the conditions and possibilities for an existing historic building in Over-the-Rhine. This report allowed the College to complete its due diligence prior to purchasing the 1890s building with 1922 addition. The assessment included anticipated life expectancy of the roofs, identification of major envelope issues and interior concerns related to the building being repurposed for institutional use. Current architectural conditions were analyzed as they relate to renovation codes including life safety, elevator, restroom capacity, and ADA, as well as issues associated with the existing thermal envelope.
emersion DESIGN performed a College spatial audit and building Master Plan. Recommendations and potential techniques to minimize energy usage were provided along with preliminary LEED analysis. Upon completion, emersion DESIGN provided a program and schematic design as a basis for probable construction costs. Renovated spaces include classrooms, offices, student casual and collaboration spaces, science lab, art studio, ancillary spaces and a chapel. The project is pursuing Historic Tax Credits.
Collegiate classrooms, administration, lab, studio and student spaces
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