National Park Service, Hampton Mansion Visitor Contact Station
Under an IDIQ with National Park Service, Henry Adams provided the MEP engineering design and commissioning services for a new $2M, 2,400 SF Visitor Contact Station. The facility is located on a national historic site and offers orientation posters with a little history on the site, a map of the area, restrooms and a gift shop. Park rangers are also stationed to help visitors figure out where they want to go, what time the house tours are and other information.
This project is the site's first visitor support facility and was designed to LEED Silver criteria based on NPS scoring but it did not seek certification.
The mechanical engineering scope included design for the HVAC, building controls, and plumbing system. The electrical engineering scope included design for the power, lighting and controls, security, and communications.
The commissioning scope included being on-hand to witness and document functional performance testing and advise the Owner of satisfactory operation upon completion. The documentation consisted of a commissioning plan that summarized testing results and provided recommendations based on the findings.
Hampton Mansion is Baltimore County's premiere historic attraction and represents almost all of the County's major historic and tourism themes. The park sees 35,000 - 40,000 visitors every year and the number has been growing steadily. Henry Adams previously supported the restoration of the historic mansion under a different contract.
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