Dixie State University Holland Centennial Commons

Dixie State University Holland Centennial Commons

Spectrum Engineers provided electrical engineering and technology systems design for the 1,700,000 sq. ft., five-story Centennial Commons, which serves as the academic and social hub of campus. The building includes Dixie State’s new library, English and IT Department, 26 group study areas, six classrooms, a central data center to serve the information technology needs of the campus, along with a digital signage/interactive touchscreen wayfinding system and two food and beverage venues, among many other amenities. The building also includes a new data center to serve as the central hub for campus information technology systems. The data center was designed for reliability and redundancy in the power and cooling systems. The Centennial Commons design achieved LEED Gold Certification.

This $48 million project involved demolishing the Whitehead Student Services Center, extension of the utility tunnel system, site medium voltage design, addition of a chiller and cooling tower to the Central Utility Plant, expansion of the Central Plant building to accommodate new equipment and switchgear, an addition to the electrical substation feeding the campus, and design and construction of the new Centennial Commons.

Spectrum designed the following systems:

  • Medium-voltage distribution system
  • Building power distribution and branch wiring
  • Data center electrical – UPS, generator, redundant power systems
  • Lighting and lighting control systems
  • Sustainable / energy efficient design
  • Fire alarm system
  • Low-voltage system raceways
  • Security systems (card access, CCTV, intrusion detection)
  • Telecommunications cabling systems
  • Audio/visual system

The Holland Centennial Commons is the intellectual, academic and social hub of Dixie State University. We’re proud to have worked together as a team to exceed expectations and achieve LEED Gold Certification.Dave Wesemann, P.E., LEED AP, ATD, Spectrum Engineers

David Wesemann


President & Principal Electrical Engineer

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Joseph “Jody” Good III


Fellow Theatre & Lighting Designer

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Gerald Nelson


Principal Technology Designer

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