Malcolm X College – New College Campus

Malcolm X


CCJM participated as the Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection engineer for planning and design services for the New Malcolm X College Campus, including a 500,000 sq. ft. campus building and 2,000-car parking structure. The project has a goal of LEED-NC 2009 Gold.

Completion Date:  Jan. 2016

Concept Design Completed:  Oct. 2012

Cost:  $251 MM

Role:  MEP/FP Advisory Services, Under Construction Manager for Design Build Delivery

Owner:  City Colleges of Chicago

Prime:  Jacobs / Planning Design:  Cannon Design

The site is two city blocks and includes the Academic Building at approximately 500,000 gross square feet. The Academic Building includes Classroom Space, Teaching Labs, Computer Labs, General Administration Spaces, Common Spaces, and Simulation Labs. The Common Areas include a NCAA Gymnasium, Natatorium with 25m pool, 250 seat Theater, Fitness Center and Locker Rooms, Library, Bookstore, and Food Court/Cafeteria.

The New Malcolm X College Campus will boost the colleges’ science programs—the new School of Health Sciences includes a teaching hospital and mortuary intended to simulate real world conditions for students hoping to graduate with employable skills.

CCJM provided MEPFP Schematic Design Documents to allow the EOR to fully understand the main design concepts, orientation and criteria, including (but not limited to):

  •  Design criteria for HVAC narrative including “U” factors, design interior and ambient temperature range, air changes, humidity controls, etc.
  • HVAC system description to include central plant, duct chases, major duct runs.
  • Special systems that require 24/7 operation and higher reliability noted  for UPS rooms, IDF/MDF rooms, etc.
  • Plumbing fixture count complying with code/program (drinking fountains, lavatories, urinals, water closets, etc.).
  • Plumbing system target efficiency for water usage.
  • Location of cooling tower, mechanical rooms, and electrical equipment.
  • Fire protection and fire suppression systems, zones, codes and standards narrative.
  • Power requirements delineated in terms of primary voltage, secondary voltage, facility amp draw, etc.