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The Bertram and Judith Kohl Building

Project
Overview

The Kohl Building serves as the innovative new home of the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music's acclaimed Department of Jazz Studies and its academic programs in music history and music theory. The new 37,000 SF facility interfaces with the adjacent Conservatory complex and creates an elevated pedestrian link that ties in three buildings. A massive cantilevered roof, three stories high, hovers in the air between the new and old buildings, providing an iconic social space/lounge... more

The Kohl Building serves as the innovative new home of the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music's acclaimed Department of Jazz Studies and its academic programs in music history and music theory. The new 37,000 SF facility interfaces with the adjacent Conservatory complex and creates an elevated pedestrian link that ties in three buildings. A massive cantilevered roof, three stories high, hovers in the air between the new and old buildings, providing an iconic social space/lounge that is the "soul" and creative hub of the building. The program features a world-class recording studio; flexible rehearsal and performance spaces; teaching studios and practice rooms; a glass-enclosed social hub for interaction; and a library/archive. This award-winning project meets challenging program goals, including stringent acoustical and technology requirements, as well as the highest standards for environmental stewardship and sustainability that are central to Oberlin College's mission. less

Team

Business Owner
Oberlin College

Contractor
Krill

Designer
Westlake Reed Leskosky

Structure
Details

Location

Oberlin, OH
(ASHRAE Zone 5A)

Square Footage

37,000 (gross)
0 (net)

Project Cost

$24 M

Resource
Usage

Site Use Intensity

45.5 kBTU/yr-gsf (estimated)

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Source Use Intensity

117 kBTU/yr-gsf (estimated)

Renewable Energy Production

None (estimated)

Space Heating

3472 MMBTU (baseline)
314.4 MMBTU (proposed)

Space Cooling

491.4 MMBTU (baseline)
215.6 MMBTU (proposed)

Heat Rejection

32.9 MMBTU (baseline)
1.3 MMBTU (proposed)

Lighting

293.4 MMBTU (baseline)
235.4 MMBTU (proposed)

Fans/Pumps

400.8 MMBTU (baseline)
471.2 MMBTU (proposed)

Receptacles

237.5 MMBTU (baseline)
237.5 MMBTU (proposed)

Water Collection

N/A (baseline)

Water Use

89.7 kGallons (baseline)
57.6 kGallons (proposed)

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Oberlin College was an inspring Owner to develop a new building for, due to its committment to environmental sustainability. The Lewis Environmental Studies Center developed by William McDonough still serves as one of the seminal projects of the green building movement. The Bertram and Judith Kohl building required the consideration of many factors, including acoustics, energy efficiency, and thermal comfort.

Industry
Rankings

Green Building

LEED-NC v2.2 Gold

ENERGY STAR Score

Not Applicable

Improvement

48.8%, ASHRAE 90.1-2004

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