Mac Donald University Capital Projects Presentation. Oct. 2009

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This is proposal for a new University in Port Harcourt Nigeria. Development has since commenced and some units are close to completion and ready for use

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Mac Donald University Capital Projects Presentation. Oct. 2009

  1. 1. MacDonald MacDonald University TAKE-OFF Capital Projects 2009 INTRODUCTION This report presents the: Design proposals, and; Concepts, Objectives, Goals, & Programming for the Capital Building Projects ( CBP) in support of the take off and commencement of MacDonald University in Rivers State. A university could be viewed as a post- secondary institution that provides all or Educational, research, informational, cultural, recreational and communal needs of the clientele; as some of the following: well as, An organized community or a Provide the physical envelope for an established operational schedule in which services of the combination thereof, consisting of: personnel are made available to the clientele. Trained personnel, required The overarching physical envelope necessary to support, enhance and maximize the operational physical facilities and efficiency of such a collection of personnel, physical facilities, infrastructure and schedule. infrastructure to provide and interpret such materials as This definition includes institutions of higher learning, and or tertiary as the case may be that constitutes required to meet the: learning and research resource centers.
  2. 2. This proposal has this physical envelope Programming started with a clear definition of the work activities to be performed in these buildings. as focus and seeks to provide solutions to Accounting for functional needs is a primary purpose of the planning process that defines an owner's functional it as a primary design problem. and physical requirements for each spatial element in a building or facility. In this report, the MacDonald University This process seeks to state the problem; is such an entity and will be a degree- Establish goals; Collect and analyze facts; granting tertiary institution in the Establish functional relationships; Nigeria. Uncover and test concepts; and finally state the problems to direct a course of action. Adequate programming performed in the project planning phase has clearly delineated functional requirements Design Objectives and relationships of occupant activities and spaces required for all supporting building systems and equipment. Project design objective and goals were Design Focus identified ab-initio and the interdependencies of all building systems These buildings will create an architectural identity for MacDonald University and promote a strong sense of were coordinated concurrently from the community for researchers, students, staff and visitors. planning and programming phase. Furthermore, all design objectives: Accessibility, Aesthetics, Cost constraints, Functional/Operational parameters, History and issues of conservation & preservation, Productivity, Security/Safety, Sustainability and their interrelationships: A were evaluated, and appropriately applied.
  3. 3. The building are been designed to create State of the arts classrooms with multimedia capabilities community by fostering business, and Enhanced students support services educational interaction among faculty Sufficient faculty and administrative offices staff, students, and visitors the floor Improved students’ areas including students’ lounge and office spaces for students’ organization. plans are designed for ease of All of these have been carefully built into the design of the projects. The aim is to make MacDonald movement, colour coding has been used University a ‘’Learning Community’’, instead of the often found detached environment which university where applicable to designate functional students have to cope with today. areas with a corresponding key or legend Following a general trend across many SUMMARY OF building types, educational facilities are PRESENTATIONS becoming increasingly specialized. For ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___ example, it is quite clear that classrooms intended for pre-schoolers are 1. ACADEMIC BOARD BUILDING. fundamentally different from those that 2. FACULTY BUILDING. best serve high school seniors or the 3. LECTURE THEATRE/CLASSROOM BUILDING. training of mid-career professionals. Today, even the traditional idea of 4. CENTRAL LIBRARY BUIDING. ** "classroom" as an instructor-focused 5. STUDENTS HOUSING. learning space is changing. The growth of 6. STUDENTS CENTRE/REFECTORY BUILDING. computer-based instruction, video 7. SENIOR ACADEMIC & NON ACADEMIC STAFF HOUSING. projection, and other telecommunication requirements is causing a rethink of the 8. VICE CHANCELLOR’S LODGE. traditional educational patterns and 9. JUNIOR STAFF HOUSING. spatial relationships. The state of ** PROJECT SLATED FOR PHASE 2, MENTIONED IN VIEW knowledge now calls for: ** THE ESTIMATED COST (ETC) OF THE CAPITAL PROJECTS IS IN THE APPENDIX TO THIS DOCUMEN
  4. 4. SUMMARY OF PRESENTATIONS 8. ACADEMIC BOARD BUILDING. 9. FACULTY BUILDING. 10. LECTURE THEATRE/CLASSROOM BUILDING. 11. CENTRAL LIBRARY BUIDING. ** 12. STUDENTS HOUSING. 13. STUDENTS CENTRE/REFECTORY BUILDING. 14. SENIOR ACADEMIC & NON ACADEMIC STAFF HOUSING. 8. VICE CHANCELLOR’S LODGE. 9. JUNIOR STAFF HOUSING.
  5. 5. FACULTY BUILDING PROTOTYPE: CONCEPTS, ELEVATIONS & INTERIORS
  6. 6. FACULTY BUILDING PROTOTYPE: CONCEPTS, ELEVATIONS & INTERIORS
  7. 7. FACULTY BUILDING PROTOTYPE: CONCEPTS, ELEVATIONS & INTERIORS
  8. 8. FACULTY BUILDING PROTOTYPE: CONCEPTS, ELEVATIONS & INTERIORS
  9. 9. FACULTY BUILDING PROTOTYPE: CONCEPTS, ELEVATIONS & INTERIORS
  10. 10. FACULTY BUILDING PROTOTYPE: CONCEPTS, ELEVATIONS & INTERIORS
  11. 11. ACADEMIC BOARD BUILDING. ELEVATIONS
  12. 12. Lecture theatre & classroom building. LECTURE THEATRE/ CLASSROOM BUILDING: ELEVATIONS & INTERIORS
  13. 13. LECTURE THEATRE/ CLASSROOM BUILDING: ELEVATIONS & INTERIORS
  14. 14. LECTURE THEATRE/ CLASSROOM BUILDING: ELEVATIONS & INTERIORS
  15. 15. Staff housing: senior academic & management staff 3 BEDROOM MANAGEMENT STAFF HOUSING 4. BEDROOM SENIOR STAFF HOUSING SENIOR ACADEMIC & MANAGEMENT STAFF HOUSING.
  16. 16. Staff housing; vc’s vc’ lodge VICE CHANCELLOR’S LODGE: ELEVATIONS

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