Vandenberg Apartments

In Design/Construction / Multi-family Residential

Location: 751 Vandenberg Road, Upper Merion Township PA

General Overview: This project is a complex containing 4 residential apartment buildings featuring 316 luxury apartment units supported with 15,000 square feet of amenity space. The design features one, two, and three bedroom units. Other design features include a large green courtyard, an in ground swimming pool, outdoor living spaces, a small dog park, a community garden, and a paved walking trail surrounding the community.

MEP/FP Special Features: Individual gas fired water heaters provide combination heat and domestic hot water for each apartment to minimize ongoing equipment maintenance. Closet mounted air handlers with a dx cooling coil, heating hot water coil and integral pump/timer provide apartment space conditioning. Thru the wall condensing units are provided for each apartment with a mechanical room located on an exterior balcony. The remainder of the HVAC equipment is located on the roof to maximize site green space. A packaged rooftop variable volume and temperature system provides space conditioning for the Building 1000 amenity spaces. Electricity for each apartment is utility metered, consisting of meter banks located in electrical closets on each floor to eliminate unsightly electric meters on the exterior of the building. Medium gas pressure is distributed from a dedicated meter to each apartment and regulated at the apartment for use by the water heater and cooking range. The Building 1000 parking garage incorporates multiple exhaust fans with VFDs controlled by carbon monoxide sensors.

Construction Value: $63 million

AEI Services Provided: Mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design and construction administration services.