Iowa City, Iowa
Chauncey Tower is a 15-story mixed-use development that includes condominiums, a bowling alley, an expanded FilmScene theater, a café, hotel, and office spaces. The primary goal of this development was to expand the type of activities offered in the heart of downtown Iowa City.
- A hybrid geothermal cooling tower with a boiler pulls groundwater for circulation through the building systems.
- The hotel utilizes VTAC mechanical units.
- Stairwell and elevator pressurization systems assist with fire protection.
- Radiant floors across level one provide optimal temperature control.
- Snowmelt systems were installed on exterior walkways.
- Specialized architectural lighting highlights the theater area.
- Daylight harvesting is utilized to introduce daylighting and enhance energy efficiency.
- An architectural dimming system with tunable white lighting is integrated with the theater systems.
- The bowling area lighting system has been customization to allow for color-changing and theatrical dimming.
- The facility is wet-sprinklered throughout with dry pipe sprinklers in the dock and overhang area, parking garage, and those areas subject to temperatures below 40 degrees.
- Kitchen exhaust hoods include a foam and water extinguishing system.
- Projection video wall design, with blended images, was provided for the bowling alley to support the room use, including viewing and sporting events.
- Conference room audiovisual design included video displays, audio reinforcement, and control systems.
- Common building wireless network infrastructure design was also provided.
Photography credit: Rorhbach Associates PC Architects