To accommodate its growing population of international students, Northern Arizona University decided to construct a 9,500-square foot International Pavilion. The pavilion provides a gathering space for NAU’s popular International House, or “I-House,” a residence hall that allows about 200 American and international students to live together in a dynamic community.
NAU engaged RSP Architects to provide design services for the facility, and RSP in turn engaged Fisher Engineering, Inc. (FEI) to perform fire protection and fire alarm design services as well as code compliance assistance for the project. FEI’s specific services and deliverables included a code study report; a design narrative; drawing reviews; construction documents development, including specification and fire alarm/fire sprinkler drawings; and construction administration services, including shop submittal review.
The 9,500-square foot pavilion includes a 5,250-square foot auditorium for 350 people, 2,000 square feet of “flex” meeting space for 30 people, a community kitchen and catering kitchen, an outdoor activity deck, offices, a “connection area,” storage and study space, and a lobby. The building is LEED platinum-certified.
Northern Arizona University
- Code study report
- Design narrative development
- Drawing review
- Fire alarm/fire sprinkler construction documents
- Construction administration services, including shop submittal review