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Southern Nazarene University Science Laboratory Building

LOCATION

Bethany, Oklahoma

AREA

26,576 GSF

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Excellence in Science is a hallmark of Southern Nazarene University. The J.D. & Mary West Science Laboratory at Southern Nazarene University is a 26,600-square-foot science facility housing the biology and chemistry laboratories and faculty offices as well as several research labs and ancillary support spaces. The new state-of-the-art science building features modern architecture that echoes the spacious classrooms and laboratories furnished with cutting-edge equipment and teaching resources.

The Science Laboratory building creates a sense of transparency between the laboratories and the adjacent two-story glass atrium so that science majors as well as non-majors can visualize ongoing experiments and lab assignments. This atrium space also creates student gathering areas outside of each lab allowing students and faculty alike to collaborate, communicate, and socialize.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • The building is heated utilizing modulating gas-fired roof-mounted air-handling units with multiple high efficiency modular condensing boilers for space reheat.
  • The building is air-cooled by roof mounted air handling units with variable scroll compressors providing 225 nominal tons for laboratory and research areas and 50 nominal tons in general and office areas.
  • The main distribution panel has a solid state breaker with full-feature electronic trip and ground fault protection.
  • Emergency power will be supplied by a natural gas-fueled packaged engine generator located outdoors. The engine generator is complete with weatherproof enclosure, silencer, and automatic transfer switch.
  • The lab gas system includes a complete piping system, central equipment, and user outlets. Lab gases consist of vacuum and natural gas.
  • The facility was provided with an intelligent microprocessor-based, addressable fire alarm system complete with addressable control relays.
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