Mount Aloysius College | The Learning Center
Higher Education Research/Laboratory

Mount Aloysius College | Cresson, PA

The Learning Center for Health Science & Technology

48,500 sq. ft. | $11 million estimated | September 2018

Barton Education provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and architectural lighting design for a new Learning Center for Health Science and Technology, formerly Pierce Hall. The state-of-the-art science and nursing facility project consist of 18,500 square-foot addition of new program space and a 30,000 square-foot renovation of the existing building’s mechanical and electrical systems. The new or renovated laboratories include a medical imaging suite, a surgical technology suite, an ultrasound suite, anatomy and physiology laboratories, chemistry and biology laboratories and a nursing simulation suite. The Nursing simulation laboratories give students much-needed experience long before they ever step into a hospital and will be a key education component of the facility. The facility also includes dedicated collaboration and study spaces for the students to utilize throughout their educational career.

Barton Education provided new HVAC systems which included variable air volume (VAV) air handling units, new chillers, and laboratory exhaust and dedicated outdoor air laboratory supply systems. Plumbing systems included upgrades for energy efficiency and use. A new main electrical service was added to the facility as well as new lighting, power distribution and technology infrastructure.

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