27 September 2019
The new $13M, 28,700 SF McLeod Tyler Wellness Center at the College of William & Mary has obtained LEED Gold certification.
The integrative wellness center encompasses a multitude of uses including health promotion, counseling center, recreational wellness programming, and more. It was designed to integrate different dimensions of wellness including emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual. South facing views of the building’s surrounding natural landscape provide visitors a peaceful environment to seek stress relief while encouraging sustainable life-habits. The building embodies the key traits of wellness by presenting itself as holistic, positive, and inclusive.
Henry Adams provided the MEP engineering design harmonious with the building’s atmosphere of healing. Many areas of the wellness center focus on promoting sustainability, therefore it was crucial for Henry Adams to blend cutting-edge technologies into the MEP systems. In order to achieve LEED certification, MEP engineering designs incorporated energy efficient electrical systems, environmentally friendly climate control appliances, and ecologically safe materials. Henry Adams’ MEP engineering team made it a goal to provide integrated sustainable design concepts while maintaining the building’s multi-dimensionality.