Supporting NAU’s sustainability goals, the International Pavilion meets both LEED NC-Platinum and Net Zero Energy Building standards. The “building of the future” features an oculus, sky lights for daylighting, radiant-heat concrete floors, solar energy, natural ventilation, and low height to minimize materials use. Featuring operable walls, the building is flexible for a variety of functions. MBJ provided careful collaboration with MEP trades to coordinate equipment, large ceiling fans, support for operable walls and capacity for future solar panels. Our team also minimized the structural depth to achieve a total building height of 24 feet to minimize materials and preserve the mountain views for its neighbors.
In addition to being EOR for the project, MBJ provided integrated services including steel fabrication and cold-formed steel framing. Our team streamlined the steel procurement and shop drawings by providing a steel detailing model in TEKLA direct to the steel fabricator. This streamlined ordering steel and creation of steel shop drawings. MBJ included steel shop drawings in the contract which also streamlined shop drawing review. MBJ provided shop drawings and structural calculations direct to the framing subcontractor. This process increased coordination with the custom fiber concrete panels providing the energy efficient rain screen cladding system.