East Carolina University

Ross Hall School of Dentistry

Supporting diverse teaching spaces with complex MEP and controls systems.

This new core facility of the School of Dentistry at ECU is part of the University of North Carolina system’s initiative to address the dental and oral health challenges facing North Carolina. The building’s energy-saving mechanical design ideas provided AEI with an opportunity to showcase our ability to understand and integrate system designs and sequences that have not been used before.



Greenville, NC


  • Bohlin Cywinski Jackson - Design Architect
  • Page - Architect of Record

LEED Status

LEED Certified

Building Size

188,337 square feet


  • 2012 Eagle Award

Ross Hall is LEED Gold Certified.

AEI provided direction and issue resolution to both the designer and controls contractor for hydronic multi-pump hot water systems, heat recovery wheel operation, and monitoring and building pressurization control. These system operations required sequence understanding and direction that AEI could provide to ensure proper operation of the building systems during our functional testing.

Operatories, sim labs, and “smart classrooms.”

The four-story facility is located on the Health Sciences Campus and consists of office space, classrooms, dental laboratories, pre-clinic tech labs, clinical simulation labs, clinical operatories, large lecture halls, student lounges, conference rooms, Dean’s offices, and a faculty practice wing. In addition to the basic dentistry program, this facility also houses the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency program, as well as a specialty program in Pediatric Dentistry.

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