Maplewood Career Center Animal Studies Lab
Ravenna, OH


Renovation of an existing lab-classroom space into a modern Animal Learning Center/Laboratory.

Summary of Services:

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing system design.
  • Construction administration and site observation reports.

System Design Highlights:

  • This project renovated an existing lab-classroom space into a new animal learning center. We were the primary design consultant for the project, with architectural and structural engineering consultants working as sub-consultants to our office.
  • 100% outdoor air units with heat-recovery were designed to ventilate the lab and pet grooming areas. Temperature control tolerances were maintained to accommodate several different animal types (birds, reptiles, dogs, etc.).
  • Architectural sub-consultant design included design of protected openings in existing fire rated construction to maintain required building use and classification.

Unique Project Challenges:

  • This project was designed to be fast-track constructed over the summer of 2014 while the space was unoccupied and successfully opened for the 2014 fall school session.

Square Footage:

52,000 square feet

Project Completion Date:

August 2014