Carnegie Mellon University, David A. Tepper Quadrangle
Made possible by a generous donation from David A. Tepper, the five-story building on the new quadrangle will become the home for Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business. The design connects the school’s disciplines and centers with each other and the campus by creating collaborative spaces within open corridors and maximizing campus views with more than 80,000 sq ft of exterior glass. SGH consulted on the building enclosure for the project.
SGH consulted on the design of below-grade and terrace waterproofing and roofing. Highlights of our work include the following:
- Reviewed the proposed design and recommended ways to improve performance
- Developed details to integrate the waterproofing and roofing with the other building enclosure systems
- Worked closely with the design and construction teams to review proposed alternatives and integrate cost-saving design modifications
- Reviewed third-party electronic field vector mapping results for terrace roofs over interior space
- Provided construction administration services, including reviewing contractor submittals, visiting the site to observe roofing and waterproofing work, and helping the contractor address field conditions
Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners
Roofing & Waterproofing
Key team members
In 2016, the university embarked on a significant renovation of its galleries and mechanical system to improve the visitor experience and better preserve its collection. SGH consulted on the window and skylight replacement and humidification strategies for the project.
Jackson-Reed High School
Working with the design-build team led by GCS-SIGAL, LLC, SGH consulted on the enclosure for the project, including renovations to 300,000 sq ft of existing space and 75,000 sq ft of new construction.