Steiner Hall Renovation May 2009-August 2009. A Sustainable Renovation!. Steiner Hall Comprises a total of 53,917 GSF (Gross Square Feet) and 270 total beds. The Steiner Hall Renovation is proudly brought to you by: UWSP Residential Living Staff & Students, UWSP Facilities Services,
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Steiner Hall Renovation
May 2009-August 2009
A Sustainable Renovation!
Comprises a total of 53,917 GSF (Gross Square Feet)
and 270 total beds
The Steiner Hall Renovation is proudly brought to you by:
UWSP Residential Living Staff & Students, UWSP Facilities Services,
University of Wisconsin System, Wisconsin Department of Administration,
Wisconsin Department of State Facilities, Somerville Architects Engineers & Construction Services,
and Ellis Stone Construction!
This project supports Residential Living’s environmentally friendly efforts and complies with DSF Sustainability Standards, Act 141 and Executive Order 145.
Patio & ramp reconstruction
The exterior ramp and patio were demolished and rebuilt according to the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements making them accessible to all. Along with the ADA improvements the new design of the patio and ramp also enhanced exterior programming and lounging capabilities for residents and provided additional protected bike storage next to the building.
The stone used on the construction of the new patio is a sustainable & regional material. Short distance transits are environmentally friendly as fewer gas emissions are produced during shorter travels.
The component of making Steiner hall accessible to all was primarily achieved through the addition of a 5-stop elevator. The elevator was installed in the previous location of the mailboxes. All will enjoy the ease of move-in and move-out day with the use of the new 4500 lb, 28 person capacity elevator!
Elevator install in progress…
Operational as of
Friday, August 20, 2009!
In addition to the elevator and exterior ramp, the accessibility component of the project was further enhanced by the remodel of the bathrooms. The bathtubs in the private baths were removed and the entire private bath was reconfigured to accommodate a new roll-in shower with accessible grab bars making the bathrooms fully ADA compliant. The removal of the male and female gender private restrooms in the lower level were reconstructed into one Unisex restroom. All bathrooms now accommodate wheelchair accessibility!
Due to maintenance concerns, the resident room doors and others throughout the building were replaced with new. New lever style hardware was installed making the operation of the door more accessible and user friendly to those with limited mobility.
located on every floor.
New Doors & Accessible Hardware installed throughout the building.
Making Steiner hall accessible to all included the addition of 11 double occupancy ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant resident rooms. Clear-open floor space of each lounge room was increased to allow for a full 5’-0” turning radius of a wheelchair along with other accessible considerations such as dual-height peep holes in the door, availability of dual height hang bars upon request and outlets that can accommodate bed-shakers as needed.
HALL DIRECTOR APARTMENT & PATIO
Each residence hall contains an apartment for the Residence Hall Director. The Steiner Hall Director apartment was reconfigured and reconstructed to fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is the second apartment on campus that can fully accommodate a wheel-chair bound Director and/or his or her family member. A secondary patio entrance was also added to the apartment to provide privacy and help aid in the
necessary lifestyle balance of work & personal life.
As with the front patio and ramp, the stone used on the
construction of the new patio is a sustainable & regional material.
All wall, floor and laminate finishes utilized in the apartment are
The need for lighting upgrades were prompted by resident requests which proved lighting was inadequate within the resident rooms along with ongoing and more frequent and costly maintenance concerns of the various aging fixtures throughout the building. Each resident room received new wall mount fixtures over mirrors and a third fixture was added on the ceiling for optimum lighting versatility and illumination.
All fixtures utilize energy star efficient fluorescent lamps! Resident room ceiling fixtures have dual switching and the common area fixtures are on occupancy sensors. The mechanics of these fixtures assist in maximum energy efficiency by only being on when needed in the common areas and allowing residents to determine the amount of illumination within their resident room as necessary.
The previous single paned windows throughout the building were installed in 1967 during the original building construction. Due to their lack of energy efficiency and added maintenance issues over the years the window replacement process became a necessary element of the renovation.
The new windows are double pane with low emissivity providing a more energy efficient window! Did you know…all resident room draperies were replaced with a new recyclable room darkening fabric and fabricated by our own UWSP Residential Living Upholstery staff!
Individual Temperature Control
A repeated concern by residents in the annual resident room satisfaction surveys is the lack of individual room temperature control. Therefore, the replacement of the current steam radiant heat with new individual room thermostat control, four pipe heating/cooling system that incorporates hot water and future air conditioning was necessary to include in the renovation.
Room temperature was previously controlled by a single “thermostat” room which regulated the room temperature for an entire tower of rooms. As residents in non-thermostat rooms opened their windows, the thermostat room would generate more and more heat to balance the temperature throughout the tower…causing a cyclical waste of steam energy and heat. Independent control will eliminate this waste of energy!
Maintenance accessible custom laminate casework with a solid surface acrylic sill was added to cover the HVAC pipes in each of the resident rooms and various locations throughout the building. The custom casework is not only a necessary protective covering, but it also supports Residential Living’s efforts to provide a more residential atmosphere throughout the building.
The Wilsonart laminate used on the casework has been specifically selected for its functionality, durability, aesthetics and environmental certification. The laminate is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality certified which means it is recognized as a healthy indoor air quality product. Because we spend at least 90% on average of our daily lives indoors the specification and use of products that promote and support a healthy living environment is vital to our well being. Did you know…your desks and dresser tops are also GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality certified!
Fire Sprinkler System
For resident safety, a fire sprinkler system was installed in each resident room and throughout the building.
In support of Residential Living’s desire to provide a more residential appeal to the resident rooms and resident corridors, all masonry block walls received thin coat plaster with a skip trowel texture and new paint.
All paint is Low to No- VOC (Volatile Organic Chemical) formula which makes for a more air-friendly room and reduces our impact on carbon foot printing!
With the installation of the elevator, the lobby, front desk and mailboxes experienced relocation, reconfiguration and new construction. The front desk was reconstructed with a new wood paneled contoured front and ADA accessible height countertop. A wall was also removed to add spaciousness and day lighting throughout the front entry and lobby seating area. The lobby received all new finishes and furnishings to welcome and compliment the new design of the hall!
From the carpet, vinyl wallcovering and furnishings all elements of the lobby are environmentally friendly! All products are GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality certified with recycled content.
Furniture & FLOOR COVERING UPGRADES
From the 4th floor resident rooms to the lower level T-Center, all floorcoverings were replaced throughout the building. New and refurbished furnishings were installed and re-installed throughout the common areas of Steiner Hall in support of our environmental Reduce, Reuse, Recycle efforts!
All floorcoverings contain recycled content, low VOC adhesives and are environmentally friendly. Did you know…UWSP Residential Living
has recycled OVER 230,000 lbs of carpet since 2004!
A diesel powered generator typically lasts longer than their gasoline counterparts and are more fuel efficient…and quieter!
Did YOU KNOW…
WE RECYCLED and/or REUSED
OF steiner hall MATERIALs!!!
In our dedicated efforts to minimize our impact on the environment,
we recycled and/or reused over 85% of the materials that were removed from Steiner hall during the renovation process!
Metal & Steel.........................................51,910 lbs
Window Frames…………………………………….8,000 lbs
Window Glass……………………………………….8,712 lbs
Acoustical Ceiling Tile……………………………5,150 lbs
Toilets & Sinks………………………………………….500 lbs
Total Recycled Reused Materials over 240 Tons!
WHAT IT TAKES TO
GET THE JOB DONE…
CIRCLE DRIVE PREPARED FOR
STEINER HALL DEMOLITION
CIRCLE DRIVE 6-17-09
FRONT PATIO AND RAMP DEMOLITION
RESIDENT ROOM DURING DEMOLITION
HVAC & FIRE SUPPRESSION INSTALLATION IN RESIDENT ROOMS
ELEVATOR CUT IN AND FRONT DESK DEMOLITION
FRONT DESK DEMOLITION
STUDY LOUNGE DEMOLITION & ELEVATOR WALL CONSTRUCTION
STUDY LOUNGE DEMOLITION
LOBBY – TEMPORARY STAGING FOR NEW WINDOWS
LOWER LEVEL STUDY LOUNGE 6-17-09
LOWER LEVEL ACTIVITY AREA 6-17-09
LOWER LEVEL ACTIVITY AREA 6-8-09
STUDY LOUNGE ELEVATOR TRENCH
RESIDENT FLOOR BATHROOM DEMOLITION
HALL DIRECTOR APARTMENT DEMOLITION
FRONT DESK DEMOLITION
LOBBY CARPET INSTALL
CORRIDOR CARPET INSTALL 8-17-09
RESIDENT ROOM CASEWORK INSTALL
RESIDENT ROOM HEATING UNIT INSTALLATION
ROOM CARPET INSTALLATION 7-13-09
FRONT DESK INSTALLATION DETAILS
UWSP STUDENT GROUNDS CREW INSTALL PLANTINGS AT PATIO
RESIDENTIAL LIVING’S TRADES STAFF
REINSTALL LAUNDRY ROOM APPLIANCES
RESIDENTIAL LIVING’S STUDENT PROJECT CREW
RESET FURNITURE THROUGHOUT HALL
COMPLETED STANDARD RESIDENT ROOM
Many thanks to all who participated in the project!
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the project,
please contact Residential Living Building Services at 715-346-2397.
Please continue to join and support
UWSP Residential Living’s efforts of living an
environmentally friendly lifestyle!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Cindy Von Gnechten, Residential Living Facilities Designer