C&R Mechanical served as the Engineer on the renovation of the 102 year-old O’Donnell building, situated on Lindell Boulevard on St. Louis University’s Campus. This building was converted from an office building into a free flowing gallery space that showcases a variety of art that symbolizes the Jesuit philosophy.
This project was especially significant for C&R because many years had passed since the building last received much needed updates. A great deal of work was required to bring the building up to code and to fit the building with electrical, mechanical and security systems that a museum requires. Air handling units with chilled water and hot water reheat were installed, a chiller was mounted on the roof and air handling units were placed in the basement and on the 2nd and 3rd floors. It is imperative to keep museum buildings at optimum temperatures and pressures to ensure preservation of important paintings, sculptures, relics, documents and artifacts.