NamanaBe Hall

Client: SUNY Stony Brook

Location: Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar


Project Scope: Provided M/E/P/FP design services for a new $11.6 million, 15,000 SF research facility with multiple labs, verandas and living quarters. ​

  • Added water purification and conservation system to remove water from nearby stream and filter it for use

  • Implemented solar panels to aid in heating water and power electrical systems

  • VRV HVAC system provides differing temperature and humidity control 

  • Designed atrium with paddle fans for natural stack ventilation and air circulation

  • Daylight design strategies and lighting dimming controls used to improve energy efficiency

  • Incorporated local and renewable materials such as bamboo, clay bricks and granite blocks 

Results: This project earned an ACEC Platinum Award.