Tufts University, Stratton Hall

Higher Education

Architect  LDa Architecture & Interiors
Size  22,750 sf
Cost  $5.5 million

Stratton Hall is a 3 story, brick masonry residence hall originally constructed in 1928 on the Tufts campus. CES provided MEP/FP engineering design services for this fast tracked summer renovation which created 83 additional bedrooms, 5 lounges and 2 kitchens and expanded 10 bathrooms. The reconfiguration of this vintage building created a more contemporary and fluid floorplan and addressed code compliance issues. The main entry was updated to provide greater accessibility to all students. CES was instrumental in providing designs to mitigate basement flooding issues, which previously left the basement area unusable. Ultimately, a new basement slab was poured and several new rooms were added to the basement including a laundry area and lounge.

The scope of MEP/FP engineering included:

  • baseboard radiation in basement
  • basement radon system
  • basement sump pumps to control basement ground water
  • bathrooms
  • electrical distribution
  • fire alarm system
  • lighting in bedrooms
  • multiple lounge areas
  • replacement of heating risers
  • replacement of storm, sanitary, hot and cold water piping
  • revised power, data systems
  • ventilation for common areas
  • wheelchair lift