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Institutional | L.F. DRISCOLL – TEMPLE UNIVERSITY Lesson in Working Together TEMPLE’S NEWEST RESIDENCE HALL IS BEING BUILT THROUGH COOPERATION. BY JAMIE MORGAN A is building »L.F. Driscoll consists of a 1,285-bed student residence facility on the campus of Temple University in Philadelphia. The project two 300,000-square-foot towers. 124 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 two-year project is transforming the face of Philadelphia’s 128-yearold Temple University. In August 2011, the school embarked on a student residence project that creates a greater presence on the campus’ southern end, which faces the city center. The 1,285-bed facility consists of two 300,000-square-foot residences – a 27-story post-tension concrete structure and an eightstory L-shaped girder slab structure. Adjacent to the tower and mid-rise sits a three-story dining facility. In between all three buildings, there is an elevated landscaped terrace with parking and loading zones below. The threebuilding project is aligned with in-common facades made from curtainwall, brick veneer, standing seam panels and metal panels. Besides increasing on-campus housing, the facility has a two-fold mission: provide a distinct voice for the university while simultaneously integrating it into the community. “This new residence creates a gateway to Temple’s campus from the south,” says John Cacciola, Aegis Property Group program manager. “As people approach the campus from the south, they will see Temple University first and foremost through this transformative, signature project. “The design includes a big focus on community,” he continues. “There are two-story glass enclosed lounges that run the full height of the building. Every two floors has a lounge that can serve 60 students at a time. It’s designed to create a sense of community.” L.F. Driscoll, the project’s construction manager, broke ground in August 2011 and will turn the building over in June 2013, on time for an August move-in. As of December 2012, the buildings were 95 percent complete and fit-out work was well underway with furniture scheduled to arrive in May. As with any construction project, the team, http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - January/February 2013
Case Studies
Best Practices
Business Management
Green Construction
Construction Materials
Consigli Construction – Wat Nawamintararachutis NMR Meditation Center Thai Buddhist Temple
The Michaels Organization – University Student Living
Clark Builders – The Mustard Seed
JC Beal Construction Inc.
Plaza Construction – ENV
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Batson-Cook Construction – SkyHouse Orlando
Billingsley – Cypress Water Dallas
Jon M. Hall Co.
Pratt Homebuilders
John Moriarty and Associates – Charlesview Residences at Brighton Mills
Daikin America – Plant Expansion Project
Morton Buildings
MSI General Corp.
ClearSpan Fabric Structures
TOPCOR Companies LLC
Coatings Unlimited Inc.
Brencal Contractors Inc.
Del’s Construction Co. Inc. – Cambria Production Facility Expansion
Paric Corp.
Archer Western – Consolidated Courts Complex
Tishman Construction
McCarthy Building Cos. – Mercy Hospital Joplin
University of Maryland Medical System – Trauma Center Expansion
Swinerton Builders – San Joaquin Community Hospital Cancer Center
The Lemoine Company – Lafayette General Medical Center expansion
L.F. Driscoll – Temple University
P. Agnes
FIP Construction Inc.
National Lutheran Communities and Services – The Village at Rockville
Carothers Construction Inc. – Special Operations Command South Headquarters
The Hillman Group
Taylor Woodstone
Tooz Construction Inc.
Woolley’s Classic Suites
Structure Tone – Novo Nordisk Inc. North American headquarters
Gilbane Building Co. – Potawatomi Bingo Casino hotel
Pacific Building Group
Denark Construction – Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Events Center
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Bobcat Contracting LLC
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Union County and KemperSports – Galloping Hill Golf Course Clubhouse and Learning Center
E.L. Robinson Engineering
INDOT: 1-69 Corridor
Palmetto Corp
Monroe Tractor
Wood's CRW Corp.
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