University of Richmond

Freeman Hall

Richmond, VA

CLIENT: bam Architects

Freeman Hall is a historical dormitory on the University of Richmond campus. This major renovation upgraded the dorm rooms, and completely replaced the building hvac system. The renovation is targeting LEED Silver.

The upgraded HVAC system includes a dedicated outdoor air ventilation system which incorporates heat recovery from the building exhaust air. Heating and cooling is provided to the rooms by four pipe fan coil units. Staengl Engineering provided mechanical design and energy modeling for the project.

“Galen Staengl is one of the few mechanical engineers I have worked with that really understands LEED! We appreciated his willingness to use “back of the envelop” life cycle cost analysis early in the design of our Freeman Hall renovation to evaluate different HVAC solutions before settling on the system that made the most sense for us.”
– Andrew McBride, University Architect