Princeton University Whitman College
Construction of Princeton University’s Whitman College was completed in the summer of 2007, in time for classes to begin that fall. The college’s impressive Gothic-style design greeted the students as they set foot on the campus. Each of the ten interconnecting buildings were constructed from 175,000 hand-chiseled stones.
The combined 280,000 sq ft plan was funded by dozens of Princeton University alumni who contributed more than $136 million toward its construction. Binsky & Snyder was awarded the mechanical contracting portion for this new campus and our project team was on the job site nearly two and a half years working in every classroom, dorm and hallway. The project scope comprised all necessary HVAC and plumbing for the new facility, including kitchens, laundry, bathrooms and duct work.
Housing for 500 students required building seven dormitories which included piping and installation of 480 valence units to supply the necessary air and heat for all dorm rooms and common areas. Whitman College’s multiple campus buildings also necessitated Binsky to construct three mechanical rooms to effectively support their needs.