Constructed in 1962, Life Science North is a four-story, mid-rise, academic facility with a full basement level. The total area of the building is 130,384 sf. Located near the northeast corner of the SDSU campus, this steel and concrete-framed structure has a flat roof, linear horizontal bands of operable windows, and a painted veneer. In addition to this specific structure, four bridges at the middle two floors on the south façade are present and an attached new science building. Neither the bridges nor the attached new science building were included in this study.
Our team was tasked with performing an assessment of the building and its’ MEPF systems. The team members included were DPR Construction, CPCArchitects, tk1sc and KPFF. The assessment identified code deficiencies, system deficiencies, infrastructure improvements for existing systems and suggestions for energy efficiency. Each scope of work identified in the study has been ranked based on priority and a budget for each item has been provided to assist SDSU in determining who funds can be best allocated for improvements.