Penn State Berks | Beaver Community Center
Higher Education Athletics

Penn State Berks | Reading, PA

Beaver Community Center

85,300 sq. ft. | $23.5 million | Estimated February 2022

Barton Education is providing mechanical, electrical and plumbing design and construction services for a 37,600 square foot addition and 47,700 square feet of renovations for kinesiology department expansion, as well as expansion of athletic facilities including MAC gymnasium, fitness/cardio center, locker rooms, and athletics offices, and an overbuild addition of a convenience store for the student center. Mechanical systems include addition of a fire suppression system, high-efficiency domestic hot water heaters and boilers, air-cooled water chiller, and variable volume air handling units. Electrical systems include a 480V/3PH electrical service upgrade, gas-fired emergency generator, LED lighting with occupancy and daylighting controls, telecom, multimedia, access control, surveillance and fire alarm systems. This project is pursuing LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.


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