University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth renovated, upgraded, and added on to the Claire T. Carney Library, which remained open to students and functional throughout construction. This project received LEED Gold certification as a result of the energy efficiency improvements and features incorporated into this project.
Fitzemeyer & Tocci provided HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection design and construction administration services for this renovation and addition.
2013 BSA Design Award
designLAB architects for Claire T. Carney Library
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hillyer Photography, Inc.
“The Claire T. Carney Library was built within an original Paul Rudolph Building constructed during the cast-in-place concrete Brutalist Architecture era of the 1960’s and 70’s. In order to maintain the original architectural character of the space, horizontal ducts were concealed within existing concrete structural ‘beam pockets.’ Additionally, vertical chases were strategically inserted within existing closets that were stacked 6-stories tall. F&T’s project team was instrumental during the design and construction successfully inserting 21st century MEP/FP systems into a very complex and unforgiving architectural tour de force.”
-Ben Youtz, AIA LEED, designLAB architects
“F&T was a vital team participant that helped design and develop a complex MEP system for the renovation of the Claire T. Carney Library. Sprinklers were a last minute addition to the project and F&T helped provide a solution that was both cost effective and seamless to the Paul Rudolph designed building.”
– Peter Geldmacher, Construction Project Manager, UMass Dartmouth