16,000 sq. ft. | $2.8 million | March 2018
Barton Education provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design services for an 8,000 square-foot addition and 8,600 square-foot renovation to the Admissions Building located in the Eisenhower House at Gettysburg College. The historic building is named after President Dwight D. Eisenhower because he wrote his memoirs in the building following his two terms as president. The new two-story addition created a Welcome Center with state-of-the-art video wall that serves as a space to greet prospective students as well as a nana wall system to create an indoor/outdoor venue. The first floor addresses the need for additional reception space and dedicated presentation space by providing flexible auditorium seating for sixty people. The second floor, which is accessible by an elevator as well as stairs, includes four smaller rooms used for interviews both in person and via skype and information counseling for potential students and their families. In addition, the project facilitates a reorganization of existing operations within the building to improve services provided to prospective students and their families and for prospective student interviews. The project included complete systems replacement in a phased manner to accommodate continuous building occupancy. Systems include domestic water, sanitary waste and vent, natural gas, a 4 pipe variable air handling system with hydronic control reheat units, complete DDC building management system tied into the campus wide system, electrical service, lighting, lighting controls, fire alarm, life safety, access control, technology and multi-media systems.