Bucknell University Barnes & Noble

Larson Design Group (LDG) was originally retained by an electrical contractor to provide professional review and sealing of electrical drawings for the rehabilitation of the existing building into a new Barnes & Noble Bookstore. In addition, we were also contracted to complete a photometric analysis of the project based on the two layouts provided to LDG (the original proposed and one revised). The original scope of services was then increased further to include design updates as required (by code officials, changes resulting from photometric analysis, or client/owner requested changes), addressing code review comments, addressing contractor questions (relative to interpretation of design intent for original drawings), and review of project submittals. The photometric work was also increased to include several revisions to the layouts, which resulted in LDG providing proposed layout and fixture changes to achieve the desired results.

This project was the recipient of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) Central PA Chapter’s 2010 Excellence in Construction Merit Award for Best Restoration/Renovation Project.

This project has required extensive coordination with many parties, including Bucknell University; Barnes & Noble; Zartman Construction, the electrical and mechanical contractors; and the lighting vendor to finalize the lighting and design revisions. The final lighting fixture layout, based on the photometric analysis, will provide efficient and comfortable lighting levels compliant with IESNA recommendations. The final electrical design documents will provide the necessary revisions for a code compliant, constructible project.