Hoff Academic Quad facts

| September 24, 2008

JAMES E. HOFF, S.J. ACADEMIC QUADRANGLE

September 2008
Demolition of houses on Ledgewood and Dana Avenues, Cincinnati Bell structure

October 2008
Concrete foundations laid for new structures

2008-2010
Ongoing construction–built to LEED Silver certification standards
Includes 12 acres of site improvements–walks, roads, parking, landscaping, fountain

2010-2012
Renovation and Relocation
Renovations of Hailstones Hall, Schott Hall, Alter Hall and McDonald Library

WILLIAMS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
•    Four  levels for undergraduate and graduate business education
•    88,123 square feet
•    200+ parking spaces
•    110 offices
•    18 classrooms
•    17 project work rooms
•    Suites for three executives-in-residence
•    Multimedia trading room
•    Home to the Center for Entrepreneurship, Cintas Institute for Business Ethics and the Center for Investment Research

LEARNING COMMONS
•    Five levels, a portion of which will be open 24/7 to facilitate today’s learner
•    84,453 square feet
•    1,200 square feet of open space for informal student learning (Magis Plaza)
•    66 offices
•    Three classrooms
•    200-seat auditorium
•    11 specialized learning spaces
•    Home to the Information Resource Center, Center for Teaching Excellence, Center for Student Excellence, Honors Seminar, Center for Community Engaged Learning and te Pedagogical Institute for Jesuit Education

CENTRAL UTILITY PLANT
•    19,160 square feet to provide electrical distribution and hot and chilled water to campus
•    Initially will serve the new Learning Commons and Williams College of Business, as well as Alter Hall, McDonald Library and Schott Hall
•    Large enough to accommodate additional equipment to serve a 2.5 million-square-foot campus

SITE IMPROVEMENTS
•    12 acre site
•    Large open space bearing name of James E. Hoff, S.J., 33rd president of Xavier University
•    Large water fountain
•    St. Ignatius Steps: stairs leading from existing Academic Mall to the Quad
•    Brick and concrete pavers surrounded by native plant materials, consistent with Xavier’s award-winning landscape

SUSTAINABLE PROJECT FEATURES
•    Projects designed to LEED Silver standards (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, U.S. Green Building Council)
•    Reduce “heat island effect” by maximizing open space, limiting paving, and using landscaping and reflective roofing materials
•    Reduce water demands by using low-flow plumbing fixtures
•    Heating and ventilation systems free of CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons)
•    Optimize energy performance through use of high-performance windows and an energy-efficient building envelope
•    Divert more than 75 percent of construction waste from landfills
•    Project materials sourced regionally, reducing energy required for transport
•    Buildings have excellent indoor air quality: use of low-VOC paints and carpet reduces off-gassing of volatile organic compounds. Use of composite wood products reduces formaldehyde and uses recycled wood products
•    Designs take greatest advantage of natural light
•    Buildings feature thermal and lighting controls
•    Site optimal for the use of public transportation facilities located nearby
•    Xavier donating excavated soil to the development of a local park

GRAND OPENING First phase complete summer of 2010

TOTAL COST $115 million   Funded by: “To See Great Wonders” capital campaign and bond issue

GENERAL CONTRACTOR Messer Construction Co.

ARCHITECT Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott, Boston