Presidents Row at Washington & Jefferson College

Presidents Row Student Housing Revamped

Barton Education provided MEP design and construction services for the first phase of renovations to ten “sister” residence halls that comprise Presidents Row at Washington & Jefferson College.

The initial phase to upgrade three of the 3-story dormitories (Harrison, Jefferson, & Lincoln), which are approximately 8,300 square-feet each, involved replacement of the heating/cooling system with a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system along with a dedicated outdoor-air system (DOAS) unit on the roof to provide the proper ventilation for spaces.

Sprinkler systems did not exist, so a new fire water service was designed to serve all of Presidents Row, and a sprinkler system was installed in the 3 renovated halls.

The project also included replacement of sanitary risers, lighting with LED fixtures, panelboards, transformers, and receptacles/data jacks, along with MEP infrastructure upgrades to support reconfiguration of the two ground floor “common rooms” into a kitchen, laundry room, lounge, and ADA bedrooms/bathrooms.

Project Overview

total Sq Ft

24,900 sq. ft.

Total Cost

$4.8 million


August 2019

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