John Carroll University – Dolan Hall Renovation
University Heights, OH


Renovation of an existing dormitory building, with a new 4-story elevator lobby and Community Room building addition.

Summary of Services:

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing system design.
  • Construction Administration and site observation reports.
  • MEP system commissioning.

System Design Highlights:

  • HVAC system design consisting of dual-temp two-pipe hydronic changeover heating and cooling system, dedicated 100% outside air systems with heat recovery, common area exhaust systems and resident common dryer exhaust system with variable-speed pressure control.
  • Custom lighting design consisting of all LED fixtures. Lighting controls include occupancy sensors combined with dimming and multi-level setups to meet individual and group needs and preferences.
  • New incoming fire protection water service and wet sprinkler system for the building.

Unique Project Challenges:

  • The building was constructed in the early 1960’s and has very restrictive floor-to-floor heights. It is also not air conditioned or sprinkled. Our MEP/FP system design required detailed coordination with the project architect and owner to incorporate completely new MEP/FP systems, piping, ductwork and equipment while also providing adequate occupancy clearances for all areas of the building.

Square Footage:

42,000 sq. ft.

Project Completion Date:

Currently Under Construction