Stevens & Wilkinson’s engineering team recently completed the electrical, mechanical, structural, and civil design of the University of South Carolina’s new Darla Moore School of Business. The school features a number of flexible classrooms and conference rooms, student work spaces and administrative and faculty suites. With more than 250,000-square feet of floor space (Levels 0 – 5), building highlights also include a five-story central courtyard and enclosed garden pavilion, as well as a 500-seat auditorium.
Tasked with the goal to design, construct and commission one of the state’s first LEED Platinum buildings, the new Moore School of Business is on par to achieve Net-Zero energy use, by becoming one of the first Net-Zero Energy buildings of its kind in the southeastern United States. Stevens & Wilkinson worked hand-in-hand with lead architect Rafael Viñoly, the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley Labs, to design a modern, yet contemporary, state-of-the-art facility capable of generating as much energy as it will consume through the used of advanced technologies.
Rafael Viñoly is the Architect of Record/Stevens & Wilkinson is the Engineer of Record.
In the News:
The Post and Courier: http://www.postandcourier.com/business/real_estate/jim-parker/columbia-based-business-school-building-earns-honor-for-energy-and/article_cd5ac5b0-db70-11e6-bb6b-43f012706d42.html
American School and University Magazine: http://asumag.com/green-design-buildings/business-school-facility-university-south-carolina-gets-leed-platinum
Building Design + Construction: https://www.bdcnetwork.com/south-carolina-business-school-track-be-region%E2%80%99s-first-net-zero-energy-commercial-building
The Construction Specifier: https://www.constructionspecifier.com/uofsc-lessons-in-net-zero-energy-use/
Building Enclosure Magazine: http://www.buildingenclosureonline.com/articles/85462-school-to-become-largest-net-zero-energy-building-in-southeastern-united-states?v=preview
National Society of Professional Engineers: https://www.nspe.org/resources/pe-magazine/may-2016/university-green-building-once-career-opportunity-pe
Architectural Products Magazine: https://issuu.com/constructionbusinessmedia/docs/1601_archprod
Civil + Structural Engineer: http://csengineermag.com/article/smart-design-improves-building-efficiency/