Category: Higher Education
Project Title: NAU Hotel Restaurant Management Building
Project Designation: Higher Education Projects
Owner: Northern Arizona University
General Contractor: Core Construction
Architect: Johnson Walzer
Engineer: Professional Engineering & Technology

NAU Hotel Restaurant Management Building

Project Description: Midstate was selected to provide HVAC and plumbing for the Hotel Restaurant Management Building. The existing HVAC was removed entirely and upgraded to a 4-pipe chilled and heating hot water fan coil and air handler system. The campus central plant was tunneled to this building for the expansion. In addition plumbing fixtures were upgraded with LEED standards.

Category: Higher Education
Project Title: Midwestern University Dental Clinic
Project Designation: Higher Education Projects
Owner: Midwestern University
General Contractor: Chanen Construction Company
Architect: DWL Architects
Engineer: LSW Engineers

Midwestern University Dental Clinic

Project Description: Midstate Mechanical provided HVAC and plumbing for the 97,510 sq. ft. dental clinic and lab. The project included air and vacuum systems with nitrous and oxygen medical gas for the 200-chair teaching dental clinic. Sanitary underground piping and storm water above and below grade where utilized. Also included: RO water system, sewer ejection pump, sump, hot water boiler with storage tanks, air compressors, vacuum systems, med gas zone vales and med gas bottle manifold.

The HVAC included a chilled water VAV roof top air handlers with VAV boxes and electric reheat and BAS temperature and lighting controls.

Category: Higher Education
Project Title: Paradise Valley Community College – Life Sciences
Project Designation: Higher Education Projects
Owner: Maricopa Community College
General Contractor: Barton Malow Co.
Architect: Marlene Imirziant & Associates
Engineer: Marlene Imirziant & Associates

Paradise Valley Community College

Project Description: Midstate Mechanical was selected to provide mechanical services for the new two-story, 35,000-square-foot center for Paradise Valley Community College’s life sciences programs. The first floor of the L-shaped steel structure houses laboratories and the second floor contains classrooms and faculty offices. Located toward the southern side of the college’s 1970s campus, the building links the north and south ends of the grounds with a pedestrian bridge running along its east facade.

Though Paradise Valley Community College is an inward-looking campus, it has so far lacked a public gathering space. The architects conceived the building’s east facade as a contemporary variation on a portico: structural steel columns support a wide roof canopy that accommodates a series of indoor/outdoor “pods” made of perforated steel. The seven pods—four on the first floor, three on the second—appear to float against the building’s masonry and copper facade like a series of boxy, industrial porches. The pods, which are equipped with power and blackboards and are cooled by large overhead fans, serve as collaborative spaces for students and overlook a swath of desert slated to become a campus green.

Category: Higher Education
Project Title: Maricopa Skills Center
Project Designation: Higher Education Projects
Owner: Maricopa Community Colleges
General Contractor: Jokake Construction
Architect: Smith Group
Engineer: Kraemer Engineering

Maricopa Skills Center

Project Description: Midstate Mechanical was selected for the Maricopa Skills Center, a trade school for adults. The project included new construction as well as renovations. The scope included upgraded HVAC, water cooled condensing system, with above and underground condenser water piping and fluid coolers in the new central plant. Plumbing upgrades consist of new sanitary waste and vent piping, domestic water piping, compressed air piping, welding gas piping, roof drain piping and equipment.