lighting & electrical design
  • Thesis Abstract

  • This abstract is used as part of a variety of assignments and is also on display as part of some AE Department events. It is intended to be graphic intensive, and represents the primary piece of information on this thesis project, as seen by outside indiviuals. Included is general information on existing conditions for all major AE areas.


  • Building Statistics

    building name: Prince Frederick Hall

    location & site: University of Maryland

    occupancy & function: University Housing

    size: 185,522 GSF

    number of stories: 7 floors + ground floor

    construction dates: May 2012-August 2014

    project cost: $66.8 million

    delivery method: design-build

  • Project Team

    owner: University of Maryland

    architect: WDG Architecture

    general contractor: Clark Construction

    structural engineer: Cagley & Associate, Inc.

    mep & fire protection: WFT Engineering, Inc.

    civil engineer: Site Resources Inc.

    landscape architect: Parker Rodriguez Inc.

  • Architecture

    Prince Frederick Hall is a new building located on the University of Maryland campus. The building programming provisions space for academic rooms on the ground and first floors of the building. Part of the first floor and all of the second through seventh floors are used for dormitory rooms. A combination of single, double occupant, and suites provide housing for a little over 450 students. Red brick dominates the most surface area of the building and is laid in a traditional running bond pattern. The first floor of the building is wrapped in a limestone-colored, special finish masonry unit. Metal is also used on the facade; it is used primarily to accent the curtain walls.

  • Lighting & Electrical

    daylighting: Provided to spaces through numerous glazed openings. The lobby and social areas feature large, glass curtain walls. Classrooms are equiped with blackout shades.

    lighting: Interior lighting is mostly fluorescent. Many troffers and recessed downlights are applied throughout the building. Exterior lighting is LED.

    electrical: Power feeds into the building from the north side. Two 3000 kVA transformers, outside the building, provide 480/277V to the main electrical room. Power is transformed to 208Y-120V for all receptacles and lighting.

  • Mechanical

    air distribution: Six air handling units and two roof top units circulate air throughout the building.

    central systems: Prince Frederick Hall is connected to the campus' central steam distribution system.

    academic spaces: Variable air volume (VAV) boxes are located throughout the ground and first floors. Separate heating and cooling coils provide extra control to individual spaces.

    dormitory spaces: Each dormitory room is equipped with its own fan coil unit (FCU) that connects to the building's chilled water and hot water systems.

  • Structural

    foundation: Concrete columns carry the load of the building below grade to footings.

    superstructure: The structure of the building is mostly steel-reinforced concrete. Typical 18x30 columns carry 8" concrete decks. Cantelievers on the 2nd floor are supported by post-tensioned concrete beams.

    lateral system: Shear walls around stairwells and elevator cores resist lateral loads.

    trellis: This feature of the building is constructed mainly of hollow steel sections.

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