Applied engineered both the building mechanical, electrical, and plumbing, as well as the site utilities for this exciting new home for Purdue Bands & Orchestras at the corner of Third and Russell Streets, as well as an addition to the Turf Recreation Exercise Center (TREC). These new facilities allowed Bands & Orchestras to move out of their 80-year-old space in Elliot Hall of Music.
The new Hagle Hall is approximately 37,500 GSF distributed across four floors and a basement. The acoustical need to create double-height volumes for the rehearsal spaces was accommodated and efficiency was gained through the creation of two smaller floorplates that essentially act as mezzanines to the floors below them. HVAC design was highly focused on creating quiet spaces using low velocity duct speeds and sound attenuators to achieve NC <25 in rehearsal spaces.
The utilities for the facility come from the Purdue campus utilities including low-pressure steam, chilled water, domestic water, fire protection water, sanitary and storm sewer, normal power, and telecom.
Applied evaluated various sustainable strategies to incorporate into the building infrastructure. The project was originally designed to LEED Silver standards but ended up submitting for LEED Gold. Energy efficiency optimized to an 18% reduction, and water reduction was achieved with ultra-low flow plumbing fixtures. Other sustainable features included tight enclosure with envelope testing/commissioning, enhanced indoor air quality, and exemplary acoustic performance.