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Washington University Loop Student Living Initiative

Murphy Company is working within an aggressive 18-month schedule to complete all mechanical systems for phase I of this two-phase project within The Lofts of Washington University, this new mixed-use development comprised of four residential apartment buildings with two of the buildings featuring ground-floor retail with residential apartments on the upper floors and two of the buildings with an underground parking structure.

The Lofts is located in St. Louis’ popular Delmar “Loop”, designated as “One of the 10 Great Streets in America.” When completed, the complex will include 240-265 apartments that will house 550-600 students. The student apartments feature exposed loft-style HVAC systems in this LEED platinum complex with a central heating and cooling plant located in Building 3.

The project also adds 22,000 square feet of new retail space to the highly popular Delmar Loop streetscape.

The topping-off took place on this high-profile project for Washington University in January 2014. Interior work began in November 2013 and is scheduled to be completed by June 2014. An extremely harsh winter posed challenges for exterior work and for allowing for systems to be filled and tested, as finishes were still being installed.

The aggressive 18-month total schedule included all BIM coordination, fabrication, and installation in time for the June 2014 turnover. Murphy Company has managed to work through the weather challenges in order to keep the project on track.

Owner Washington University
Building Type Mixed Use
Project Size $5,600,000
Contract Type Lump Sum
Completion Date 2017
Project Duration 18 Months

Murphy Team

Project Manager: Don Lynott
Pipefitter Foreman: Frank Schutte
Sheet Metal Foreman: Dale Hirons

Project Team

General Contractor: Paric Corporation
Engineer: Ross & Barruzini
Electrical: Sachs Electric

Scope of Work

HVAC Piping