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The University of Mississippi Faser Hall

Faser Hall, the center of pharmacy education and pharmaceutical research at the University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus, was in need of major renovations to meet the environmental and safety needs of contemporary research capabilities. The 75,000 square foot facility’s building systems were in need of replacement and CDFL’s integrated team was able to meet the challenge of renovating Faser Hall while it remained fully occupied and functional.

Over the course of the past decade, Faser Hall’s mechanical systems have been in an upgrading process. This process allows for the building’s floors and spaces to be built out while the old HVAC system is removed and replaced with modern, energy-efficient equipment. Additionally, the existing dual duct system was replaced by high efficiency outside air ventilation units, and air handling units that feature variable air flow volume control and direct digital controls have also been added.

CDFL is continuing its renovation work at Faser Hall with work on the Aquatic Center and Skills Lab. The Aquatic Center includes wet and dry laboratories for aquatic studies use, and the Skills Lab, currently under construction, features a Pharmacological Simulation Center. This interactive classroom allows students the opportunity to interact with mock patients in a realistic environment that mimics that of an actual pharmacy.

+ is a dynamic team working together

robertRob Farr, Principal in Charge / Architect
Katie_BrowningKatie Browning, Architect
jesseJesse Browning, Electrical Engineer
Ken_KugleKen Kugle, Plumbing Design

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Revitalization of
Faser Hall

Faser Hall was originally built in 1966. The new projects that we discuss here consist of all renovation and upgrade projects with very little addition to the original building footprint. We have worked diligently with the client to reuse and re purpose the building as well as update mechanical, electrical, and technology systems to create modern day spaces that better serve the current academic community. This concept of revitalizing the old for future generations embodies responsible planning and management of resources.