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.