Chapman University Residential Complex

Project Description This 198,000 square-foot, four building complex included a full-service 26,000 square-foot dining hall, an 11,000 square-foot conference facility, a Career Development Center and the Alumni Center, all built over a single level Parking Garage. The buildings feature high-efficiency central chilled and hot water systems with variable speed pumping.  The dorm rooms are served by four-pipe fan coil units. The larger areas have central air-handlers with economizers and variable speed drives on the roof. The domestic heating system is served by a central high-efficiency hot water boiler. The HVAC system is controlled by a central DDC control system. 

Project Type Plans and Specifications


General Contractor
Earl Corporation

MVE Architects

Mechanical Engineer
BP & Associates, Inc.

Contract Amount
$5.2 million 

November 2009
The project took place while the University was in session, minimal disruption to the students and faculty was of key importance.

Gold Nugget Merit Award Nugget Merit Award