Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center

Fort Monroe Authority, Hampton, Virginia

PACE Collaborative provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services for the design of the new Visitor and Education Center at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia. Design included rehabilitation and expansion of an existing building at 30 Ingalls Street (Building 138, Wisser Hall) at Fort Monroe.

The center is a mix of exhibits, retail and landscaping across a two-story, 16,000-square-foot layout. Other features include exhibit rooms, special collections, a rooftop terrace, reading rooms and an event theater. The basement includes electrical, plumbing and mechanical equipment areas, storage, information technology and staff break room sections.

PACE provided the following design and other engineering efforts:

  • * Interior, exterior, and site lighting with energy efficient LED light fixtures
  • * Replacement of the existing power distribution system and general purpose power
  • * Replacement of the existing fire alarm system
  • * Complete replacements of the existing plumbing system
  • * HVAC System was replaced with a variable air volume type system with an air cooled chiller on the site and rooftop units concealed on the roof