BHDP Architecture contracts with Woolpert to provide landscape design, civil, structural and MEP engineering for the downtown Dayton building.
DAYTON, Ohio (Jan. 4, 2018) — Woolpert has been contracted by BHDP Architecture to provide integrated design services for the newest CareSource building at First and Jefferson streets in downtown Dayton. These integrated services include civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineering, and landscape design.
CareSource, a nonprofit managed care company headquartered in Dayton, provides health care coverage to more than 1.8 million customers across five states. It has a workforce of more than 3,100 at multiple sites.
This new 205,000-square-foot, six-story building is at the site of the former Patterson Co-op High School. The building recently hit its “topping out” milestone, which signifies when the steel frame of a building reaches its maximum height. When finished, it will house 800 current and future employees to meet projected growth forecasts. In addition to office and collaborative work spaces, the facility will provide employee amenities, including a cafeteria, a fitness center, locker rooms and training rooms.
Frank Monastra, Woolpert project manager, said the building will utilize a geothermal heating and cooling system like the one used at the nearby CareSource headquarters. The city of Dayton is located above the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer, which is one of the most productive groundwater sources in the U.S.
Monastra lauded the relationship Woolpert has with BHDP and the firms’ collaborative effort over the past two-and-a-half years. He said this relationship enables Woolpert to provide integrated design services, and allows the design team to support a fast-track project delivery method and compress the construction schedule.
The CareSource building is expected to open in the spring of 2019.
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