Center for Community Engagement

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Center for Community Engagement


emersion DESIGN completed a walkthrough/visual assessment of the existing architectural and structural building conditions of a roughly 10,000 square foot building proposed for use as the United Cerebral Palsy building for the Living Arrangements for Developmentally Disabled (LADD). The assessment included analysis of anticipated life expectancy of the roofs, identifying major envelope issues, and identifying major interior concerns related to the building being re-purposed for business use.

A general assessment of the exterior facade was conducted from the ground analyzing the current architectural conditions as they relate to renovation codes including life safety (egress, sprinklers, etc.), restroom capacity and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and visual assessment of potential asbestos. Issues associated with the existing thermal envelope were identified, while recommendations and potential techniques to save or minimize energy usage were provided. Findings were organized and recorded in a final report supported with photographs of existing conditions.

Master Plan & Renovation

Following the initial building assessment, emersion DESIGN was hired to develop a Master Plan for the Victory Parkway campus. The Master Plan includes the renovation of 3601 into new office and training center spaces, renovation of 3603 into all residential, and upgrading those apartment units and relocating parking to the perimeter while designing a landscape/hardscape courtyard to increase livability and quality of life on site. This project also includes the design work for the renovation of 3601 into new offices. High levels of sustainability are being considered including LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge.

Net Zero Energy Capable

Master Plan and phased implementation

LEED Silver Certified

Energy use intensity
27 kBtu/ft2
Project contact
Chad Edwards
513 841 3907