College Planning & Management

JUN 2012

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TWO IN ONE beyond was critical, we have fans entering from the north into a lobby that opens to that remarkable view. The two arenas sweep out from each other on either side of the entry courtyard. Large glass walls at the ends of each "wing" face the courtyard and offer an energizing preview of the excitement inside to those arriving for a game. A central entrance lobby on the concourse level provides equal and easy access to both arenas. The mezzanine level, located above the concourse, accommodates the University Club, where a lounge, equipped with full dining facili- ties and VIP seats, is split to overlook both arenas. An outdoor deck captures an unobstructed view south to New Haven. At the lowest level, beneath the seats, are the locker rooms, training rooms, team rooms, and other support facilities. At this level, the view to New Haven is found in the fi tness room, which arcs from east to west. Staying on Schedule and Budget Perhaps the greatest challenge for the project was to design and build it in two years, an ambitious construction schedule necessitated by the school's commitment to its new hockey conference, the presti- gious Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference, as well as the desire to stay on budget. And because of the other ongoing construction activi- STADIUMS GRANDSTANDS BLEACHERS Years from SOUTHERN BLEACHER COMPANY EAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE Scooba, Mississippi 3,803 seat Horizontal Beam grandstand. Interlock 2000 decking. Bench seating with Irwin chair VIP section. 15'x58' two story press box. Te home of Lions football. LEGENDARY INDUSTRY INNOVATIONS since 1946 SPLIT PERSONALITY. The design of Quinnipiac University's TD Bank Sports Center is unusual in that it consists of two separate playing and seating areas, one intended for basketball and one intended for ice hockey, joined together within a common facility. It seats 3,570 for basketball and 3,286 for hockey. The separate-yet-connected venues were created, in part, as a recruiting tool for the University to attract student-athletes to the Hamden, CT-based school. Q 800.433.0912 42 COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / JUNE 2012 ties on the site, nearly all of the cast-in-place concrete foundation walls and steel erection was performed within the building footprint. Centerbrook and Dimeo Construction, which is headquar- tered in Providence, RI, worked closely with University offi cials WWW.PLANNING4EDUCATION.COM PHOTO © PETER AARON, ESTO PHOTO © DAVID SUNDBERG, ESTO

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