Allen + Shariff provided MEP engineering design services for this 104,270 SF garden apartment renovation. Gateway Village Apartments offers affordable senior apartments in Salisbury, MD. The $6.2M housing complex is a Homes for America community and includes 153 total units (8 typical), office, community room, laundry building, workshop and other common spaces.
The mechanical design consisted of either a new energy star rated split system heat pump or a energy efficient thru the wall packaged terminal heat pump and a new energy star rated bathroom exhaust fans in each apartment. All existing ductwork to be reused is to be cleaned internally. New electric baseboard heaters were provided in all sprinkler rooms. The office, community room, laundry building, workshop and other common spaces were served by new energy start rated split system heat pumps. A cabinet unit heater was provided in the laundry building for make-up air to the dryers.
The plumbing design consisted of the renovation to several building types in the project scope. Plumbing fixtures were replaced in key locations to maximize budgetary constraints in addition to improving the overall living experience of the community. Energy Star and Water Sense fixtures and equipment were selected and utilized to meet the governing body’s guidelines for assisted living facilities.
The fire protection system was existing in all buildings. Sprinkler heads were relocated to match new floor plan layouts and uses. As the project did not see a change in occupancy classification, the existing protection service mains and branches did not require replacement.
The electrical system consisted of all new LED light fixtures in all apartments. A fire alarm system including smoke and carbon monoxide sensors were provided in all apartments and office, community, laundry, workshop, and other common spaces. New breakers in existing panels and new receptacles were provided in all apartments.
Client: RPH Architecture
Square Footage: 104,270
Services: MEP Engineering