Corby Hall is a new $25 million residence hall recently constructed on the University of Notre Dame campus. It replaced an older structure, also called Corby Hall, that was demolished in early 2018. The new facility, designed to meet LEED v4 Silver certification, includes three floors of residential apartments as well as gathering spaces, a full commercial kitchen, and service spaces. Primary Engineering’s role was to to provide full MEP and IT engineering design services as well as construction administration services during the project.
In 2008, the University of Notre Dame adopted a policy requiring all new campus construction to follow LEED standards. For the new Corby Hall, the heat and domestic hot water is supplied from the campus steam plant, so we were challenged with designing LEED-certified building systems that met the design standards while staying within the project budget. The project was completed in 2020.