Preston Pointe was created to be a mixed use high-rise building of remarkable character. It respects the height and scale of Main Street at four and five stories, but rises to a height of thirteen stories on the riverside providing sweeping views and recognizing the kinetic activity of the river front re-development area. Preston Pointe features five levels of office space and four residential condominiums on the upper two floors. The extreme height is achieved by a bold, arching roofline, coming to a sharp point at the corner of the building. The 100,000 square-foot, world-class office/condominium building required innovative design and engineering. Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc. was selected to provide the MEP design and commissioning.
Design and Commissioning highlights include:
- An air-to-air energy recovery system for the building exhaust and outside air used throughout.
- Individual floor electric metering.
- Designed a 100% redundant fire/sprinkler system, so if the Metro water system fails, there will be a 90-minute sprinkler function back-up.
- The majority of mechanical equipment was designed to be hidden within the eighth-floor, and inside the final sloping space in the tower.
- KGEI provided commissioning throughout the construction process, as well as seasonal commissioning to verify various systems were performing correctly during peak demand periods.
- The commissioning process was also developed to ensure that the Owner’s project requirements were met and a high level of quality assurance was maintained.