Many Hands Make Light Work

When we were brought on to the Ohio Wesleyan Stuyvesant Hall Renovation project, we needed “all hands on deck” so to speak.

Stuyvesant Hall, a campus icon, is considered to be an architectural jewel and is one of 11 Ohio Wesleyan buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1931, the 74,000 square-foot dormitory was considered to be state-of-the-art; a model for residence halls of the time.

After nearly a century of housing over 200 college students a year, the building needed a little face lift as well as extensive internal updates to offer current and future Ohio Wesleyan students state-of-the-art accommodations by today’s standards.

TP Mechanical was brought on to the job to collaborate on converting the existing rooms into suites with brand-new, private adjoining bathrooms as well as the demolition of the building’s existing mechanical and plumbing systems and the installation of all-new:

  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Fire protection systems
  • Air devices
  • Boilers
  • Chillers
  • Hydronic pumps
  • Fancoil units
  • DOAS units
  • Unit heaters
  • Public restroom facilities
  • A new all-campus health center

We loved this project because there are few things more rewarding than breathing new life into an old building, and it really brought our company together because it required the collaboration of all departments to get the job done. From design to prefabrication to install, the men and women of TP Mechanical worked together to deliver the intricate mechanical systems to get Stuyvesant Hall up and running under budget and on time. As always, our high safety standards were in place to protect the workers on the job site while keeping campus activities in motion with minimal disruption.

Having the opportunity to participate in a renovation project on a building with such a rich history was a treat. The ABC Central Ohio Excellence in Construction Award we earned on the project was icing on the cake so to speak. We couldn’t have done it without the internal collaboration and the valued partnerships of the industry peers, craftsmen and tradesmen we worked with throughout the duration of the project. Thank you one and all.

To read more about this project and view pictures taken while it was in progress, click here.

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