Philadelphia University

Sustainability, Energy Efficiency & Design Center

Scope of Work


Philadelphia, PA


August 2010



Square Feet:


Project Type:

Addition & Renovation


Spiezle Architectural Group


Nason Construction was awarded the design-build contract for Philadelphia University’s Sustainability, Energy Efficiency & Design (SEED) Center renovation. The renovation of the campus’ existing gymnasium building converted the building into space for the University’s Architectural program.

The renovated space now accommodates studios for sustainable design and interior architecture, labs for CAD/computers and systems/lighting, classrooms, lecture space, libraries, workshops, and offices. A customized and cost efficient structural mezzanine was added to increase the usable square footage of the building and accommodate the academic program for the University.

The project attained a LEED Gold rating. Sustainable features incorporated into the design include energy efficient upgrades to all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, commissioning of energy systems for optimum performance, increased natural day lighting to occupied spaces, and use of environmentally friendly materials with high recycled content.

The project was completed on a fast track schedule with only five months for design and construction.