Salt Lake City, Utah
The four-story, 56,667 sq. ft. Meldrum Science Center at Westminster College features the best in sustainable design to achieve LEED® Platinum and real payback in operational costs. Spectrum Engineers provided lighting design, structured cabling design and audio/video consulting for the owner-provided and -installed A/V systems as well as electrical engineering, which included design of the 21 kW rooftop, grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) array using 90+ 230 watt panels and three inverters. The four-level Science Center houses 14 multidisciplinary classrooms with integrated laboratories and dedicated research labs allowing professors and students to move seamlessly between theory and application. “Science on Display” areas provide interactive learning opportunities. Daylight is used on all perimeter classrooms, labs and offices. The central circulation core is flooded with controlled daylight from skylights.