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Institutional | LEE LEWIS CONSTRUCTION - ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY’S PLAZA VERDE STUDENT HOUSING State University’s »Angeloresidential project will latest feature green amenities. A New Kind of Living W LEE LEWIS CONSTRUCTION BUILDS A GREEN RESIDENTIAL FACILITY FOR ANGELO STATE. BY ERIC SLACK ith roots as a private junior college founded in 1928, Angelo State University (ASU) has transitioned into a public state university that is part of the Texas Tech University System. The university has been charged with growing its footprint and expanding its campus, a major part of which is its residential facilities. The university currently is engaged in a major residential construction effort, the Plaza Verde Student Housing project, which fits directly into ASU’s strategic plan of growth and expanding its residential campus. Overseeing this and every project from the university’s perspective is its Office of Facilities Planning and Construction (FP&C), which is planning for growth based on enrollment, research and community service programs. FP&C’s responsibility includes planning, design and construction of all ASU facilities. The office takes a hands-on role in projects all the way from conception through completion, working with the Texas Tech University System to hire architects and engineering and construction firms. When the project was originally conceived, it was going to be upper-class housing. But the focus changed to freshman housing because of a mandate for freshmen and sophomores to live on campus. Therefore, the facility was redesigned and relocated from where ASU originally planned to build it. Now the facility faces an aesthetically inspiring new campus green, as about five acres of parking lot in the middle of campus was turned into a walking space and landscaping. The facility surrounds and creates a zone of residential hall interaction. It is located in proximity to the dining service and computer labs and is bicycle and pedestrian friendly. Working on the project with ASU are Lee Lewis Construction and Randall Scott Architects. The project is scheduled for two construction phases. The first phase involves construction of four dorms with 416 beds and a clubhouse. The second phase will result in construction of an additional 505 beds. The first phase will be complete by November 2011. “The facility is taking advantage of energy efficient construction, using ICF (insulated concrete forms) forms and brick walls on the exterior, which gave us an R38 wall value,” FP&C Director John Russell says. “We have an R38 roof value and a highly energy efficient variable refrigeration system that feeds the rooms. That allows students to have individual controls, utilizing the energy required at any particular moment. We also put in rainwater collection systems and greywater systems for flushing toilets. It’s our hope that we’ll get LEED Gold Certification.” The Human Touch According to Director of Housing and Residential Programs Connie Frazier, ASU worked with the architect to make the facility work not only as an environmental building, 58 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - October/November 2011
Energy Efficiency
Green Building
Executive Perspective
Best Practices
Bernards Construction – El Capitan High School
Bogner Construction Co. – College of Wooster Scot Center
Jean McClung Middle School
Hellas Sports Construction
The Walsh Group – NOAA Pacific Regional Headquarters
Haskell Co. – Scripps Proton Therapy Center
Robert A. Bothman Inc. – Stockton Unified School District
JE Dunn – Energy Systems Integration Facility
Rosendin Electric – AVUHSD Solar Project
Ratcliff Construction Company – Crossroads Church
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Flintco Pacific – Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility
Lee Lewis Construction – Angelo State University’s Plaza Verde Student Housing
Manhattan Construction – First Baptist Church of Dallas
Market & Johnson – Eau Claire County Courthouse project
McTech Corp – 97th Military Police Battalion Headquarters
Parkland Health & Hospital System
RBC Construction
Central Building and Preservation – Randolph Tower City Apartments
Scaparotti Construction Group
Trinity Properties – Trinity Place
Advanced Real Estate Services
Lawrence B. Wohl Inc./Wohl Diversified Services
TN Ward and Commercial Interiors – Maryland Live
ASX Construction – Parc Lafayette
Bayland Buildings Inc.
Dependable Mechanical Systems
New Dawn Developments
DSLD Homes
Aquilini Development and Construction Inc.
Cobalt Construction – Meta Housing
Lifestyle Communities
Pratt and Associates LLC
Miramonte Homes
MP J.J. Duffy Joint Venture/Pathway Senior Living LLC – Victory Centre Vernon Hills
Woodland Homes
Aecom/Inima Joint Venture – Hialeah, Fla., Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – Austin Water Treatment Plant No. 4
Pepper-Lawson Construction – Missouri City Surface Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – AWT Improvements
Blount Contracting Inc.
Harbor Offshore Services
Cruz Construction Inc.
Humble Construction
Nova-Con Projects Ltd.
Trimen Electric
EllisDon Corp. – Atlantic Region
EllisDon Corp. – St. Joseph's Regional Mental Health Care
Focus Equities
Intercom Services Immobiliers
George Brown College – New Waterfront Campus
Seaside Transportation Services
Last Look

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