© Gene Avallone

© Gene Avallone

© Gene Avallone

© Gene Avallone

© Gene Avallone

© Gene Avallone

The George E. Franchere Education Center - Mabee Farm Historic Site

Project

A new 13,000 SF Educational Center on the existing Mabee Farm Historic Site including a community room, display galleries, meeting rooms, classrooms, and a climate controlled artifact storage space.

M/E Role

Design of HVAC, plumbing, electrical and fire protection systems.  HVAC design included a ground source heat pump system and electrical design included a roof mounted 22.5kW photovoltaic system.   M/E assisted in an energy study to determine appropriate NYSERDA grant opportunities.

Challenges

Constructing a building on a historic site presented design challenges in integrating mechanical, electrical and plumbing elements that would maintain the historic nature of the site.

Location:
Rotterdam Junction, NY