Santa Clara University Charney Hall of Law
This 97,000-sq-ft building brings together most of the school’s clinics, institutes, and programs under one roof for the first time in more than 40 years. The space includes a 230-seat lecture hall, courtroom, a new law library, collaborative learning classrooms, legal clinic study spaces, a reading room, and over 50 faculty and administrative offices.
A 12 KV switchgear with 480/277V and 208/120V power was installed and distributed throughout the building. Power was extended to four additional electrical rooms in the center of the building, stacked on floors 1, 2, and 3. Wiring was provided to the server rooms, space for future solar equipment is included in the main electrical room, and the main switchgear has the capacity for a future solar tie-in as well as provision for added power.
Also installed was high-end lighting in a variety of different ceiling types throughout the building, including standard grid ceilings, gypsum board ceilings, and decorative wood ceilings. LED lighting strips are installed in the handrails on the second and third floor terraces. Other light installations include building sconces, in wall lights and standard pole lights. A state-of-the-art lighting control system, nLight, was installed for this project. The main lecture hall lighting features Finelite suspended linear fixtures. The high ceiling of the building’s lobby includes circular Delray lighting fixtures as well as suspended linear fixtures from Finelite. Wiring for low voltage infrastructure was provided as well as the infrastructure for the distributed antenna system (DAS), wireless access points, the security system, and the AV system. Two touch panels were integrated in the Panelli courtroom that control the motorized window shades and the audio video installations. Sprig served as the electrical design-build subcontractor on this project and installed/procured all systems in its scope of work.
Santa Clara, CA
Electrical, Data Communications, Fire & Life Safety, DAS
- Core & Shell
- Tenant Improvement