RTM provided design services for a new 11,600-square-foot community center in Orlando’s established Holden Heights Neighborhood. The primary feature of the building is a large multipurpose area with an adjacent warming kitchen that accommodates up to 260 people. Additionally, this state-of-the-art facility includes breakout spaces, offices, a computer lab, a high-tech training room, and an outdoor event area.
RTM was responsible for HVAC, plumbing, electrical, low voltage and fire protection engineering, as well as post design services including construction administration and site visits, as required for the completion of the project.
RTM worked with CT-Hsu Architects to design the new community center for Orange County. The final design of the HVAC systems included high efficiency, single zone variable volume roof-top packaged HVAC units with hot gas reheat for enhanced humidity control. Office areas were fit with VAV zoning systems to ensure each zone can modulate airflow to maintain space temperature.
Lighting systems were carefully designed for the complex architectural structure. Photometrics of both interior and exterior areas verified proper lighting levels in all areas. The power systems included an emergency lighting UPS, a new 208 volt, three phase electrical service, and flexible power connections in the multi-purpose rooms. The technology systems design included access control, security, and audio-visual design for various multi-function and community training areas.
Fire protection systems were designed with concealed sprinklers to ensure the architectural integrity of the building was maintained.
The HVAC systems for the building included a main building automation system to monitor and regulate the systems based on occupancy. Lighting systems were designed with high-efficiency LED including photocell control to reduce lighting levels when not required.