North Wing Renovation/Infrastructure Upgrade
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Baltimore, MD
This $21 million LEED Gold project was initiated through JPA’s Master Plan recommendations to improve the existing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) infrastructure systems serving the original portions of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School for Public Health facility. The master plan identified that the existing infrastructure systems throughout the nine-story 62,000-SF North Wing portion of the building were significantly aged beyond their recommended life expectancy, difficult to maintain, and did not meet the demands of technological advances required in a modern teaching and research facility.
Thanks in part to a grant from the National Institutes of Health, the project scope was expanded into a design for the full modernization of the North Wing area, including both MEP infrastructure and a multi-phased renovation to six of the eight laboratory research floor levels. New laboratory infrastructure components, including custom air-handling units, laboratory exhaust fans, steam-to-hot water heat exchangers, and hydronic pumping systems were located within a new rooftop penthouse area created atop the existing building wing. Floor levels were phased non-sequentially while maintaining research operations on the remaining floor levels to meet the school’s on-going research needs. Sustainability was at the forefront throughout the projects design, incorporating sustainable technologies such as rainwater harvesting, enthalpy wheel energy recovery, a heat re-utilization system, and daylight harvesting.
Photos © Alain Jaramillo Architectural Photography
Architect: LSY Architects