The Madeira School STEAM Building

McLean, VA

Bowman was responsible for the mechanical and plumbing engineering design for the new construction of a 32,955 sq. ft. Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Mathematics (STEAM) building on the McLean, VA campus of The Madeira School. The four-story building consists of student class rooms for Math, Robotics, Ceramics, Digital Arts, a Maker Space, Physics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Arts, and Biology. The mechanical design consists of high efficiency heat recovery, air cooled, variable refrigerant volume (VRV) equipment for cooling and heating. The ventilation for the building is provided by an air cooled, 100% direct outside air system (DOAS) with an energy recovery wheel for efficiency. The plumbing design consists of a natural gas central water heater, domestic water duplex pump package, and a fire pump for full building sprinkler fire protection. Laboratory sinks were design with point of use acid neutralization systems and point of use solid interceptors. The darkroom was provided with a silver recovery system for the sink.