Fribley Commons Assessment & Renovation

Case Western Reserve University | Cleveland , Ohio

Osborn Engineering provided a building condition assessment for the 24,807 SF dining hall that serves the South Residential District. The building has 2-stories above grade and a small basement area which house the major mechanical and electrical equipment that serves the building. Fribley Commons was originally constructed in 1964 and since has undergone several partial renovation projects, most notably a cafeteria renovation in 2000. The condition assessment addressed MEP, Fire Protection, Structural, building envelope, ADA accessibility and building code, documented existing conditions. Osborn evaluated issues, remaining useful service life, energy / utility consumption, and provided detailed construction cost estimates for recommended upgrades.

Based upon the completed Condition Assessment task, Osborn Engineering developed Civil and Structural construction documents to improve the internal and external functionality of the Fribley Commons Dining Hall. The developed improvements allow for better circulation of delivery vehicles, foot traffic both inside and outside the building, ADA accessibility, functionality of gathering spaces both inside and outside the building and an overall enhancement of the student dining experience within the South Residential District.