Mount Sinai –
Phillips School of Nursing
Loring Engineers partnered with Mascioni & Behrmann architects to design the new location for the Mount Sinai Philips School of Nursing. The approach for the design was to create inviting open spaces that would nurture a collegial collaborative educational atmosphere. The project is part of a thriving redevelopment in Harlem and the design team strived to incorporate the visual appeal and urban aesthetic through the space.
Meridian Hill Park
Virginia State Capitol
The Virginia State Capitol building, first occupied in 1788, is one of the most significant and recognizable historic landmarks in the United States. The design of the earliest part of the structure was attributed to Thomas Jefferson. In addition to the replacement of all MEP systems, the project also included a new 15,000-SF underground visitor’s center and a new 800-ton central chiller. The chiller plant, which was located at the Old Richmond Library adjacent to the State Capitol, serves both the State House building as well as the Old State Library. All interior mechanical systems were replaced, as well as all electrical distribution, lighting, control, and life safety systems. Plumbing systems and toilet facilities were replaced to meet all current code and ADA requirements. In the event of utility power disruptions, extensive standby power was provided to allow for continued operation of the House and Senate Chambers, support areas, offices of the Governor, and the central chiller plant in addition to the requisite life safety loads. As in all historic restorations, Loring was charged with integrating all MEP components with the building’s interior design elements to meet the current and future needs of the building. The increased ventilation, power and extensive communications requirements for a state-of-the-art facility were integrated into the fabric of the historic interior, thus minimizing the visual impact of these systems.
Archer Green Apartments
Archer Green is a new 540,000-SF, 100% affordable housing development in Queens, NY. The project provides 387 permanent housing apartments, extensive residential amenities, 15,000 SF of community facility, and 70,000 SF of retail space. The building achieved LEED Gold Certification and incorporates extensive green technologies that will improve building operations and increase resiliency. These include a state-of-the-art battery energy storage system that can provide backup power in the event of a blackout, solar panels, and a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system.
Fairleigh Dickinson University The John R. and Joan M. Monninger Center for Learning and Research
The project at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s The John R. and Joan M. Monninger Center for Learning and Research consisted of the renovation of an existing 2,600 SF historic orangerie and 5,000 SF of the existing library building. It also included 20,000 SF of new construction. Services included energy modeling as required for LEED Certification and fundamental commissioning of the mechanical and electrical systems. The project received LEED Gold Certification in September 2013.
Yext Office Relocations
Information technology design services for a 142,300-SF interior fit-out in New York City and a 42,300-SF fit-out in Rosslyn, VA that included preparation of a Basis of Design for the IT infrastructure, recommendations for telecommunication room layouts at various locations and backbone cable pathways between IT rooms and from the IT rooms to various telecom outlet locations.
Accessible Military Housing
Loring performed MEP engineering services for the planned Prototype Standard design that serves as the basis for the Accessible Military Housing (formerly the Wounded Warrior Home Project) in Fort Belvoir, VA, a planned grouping of 24 new homes in the Woodlawn Village Community. Loring provided a design for a one-story ADA-compliant home of approximately 2,700 SF, which serves as the prototype for multiple homes in the development. Key elements of the design included dedicated exhaust fans, a high-efficiency domestic water heater, air-cooled air-conditioning units, and a whole-house sprinkler system. Code compliance was reviewed through the COM check process. Loring provided Construction Administration services through 2022 on the prototype house. In a similar vein, the Loring team is also provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection services for another Planned Unit Development in Monterey, CA. Loring provided a design for a one-story ADA-compliant home of approximately 2,400 SF, which serves as the prototype for multiple homes in the development. Key elements of the design included compliance with California's Title 24, heat recovery ventilators, a heat pump domestic water heater, heat pump air-conditioning units, and a whole-house sprinkler system. Loring demonstrated its code compliance with California Title 24 requirements by verifying the design through the RESNET HERS Tool process. Loring provided Construction Administration services through 2022 on the prototype house.
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Wallach Sports Performance and Lacrosse Center at Lafayette College
US Embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Design for this new embassy complex incorporated stringent state-of-the-art HVAC requirements and high-level security measures. The project included an approximately 61,000 SF, 4-story office building, and numerous support buildings, including an approximately 5,000 SF Marine Guard Quarters, an approximately 10,000 SF warehouse, guard houses and a central utilities building that houses a central boiler/chiller plant and a full-coverage dual generator system. The project was design-build and of modular construction and included nearly 300 modules manufactured in the United States and transported by sea and overland by rail to the Dushanbe project site.