CMU McGuirk Arena/Student Events Center

Project Size:
$20,000,000

Square Feet:
111,000 sf

Contract Type:
Construction Management

Owner:
Central Michigan University

Architect:
SmithGroup

Location:
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

Additions and renovation of the Student Events Center on the campus of Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant. Scope of work for this 3-phase project included:

  • Renovation and expansion of the existing Basketball Arena while the facility remained occupied and fully functional
  • Installed a unique seating structure that is comprised of an engineered Metal Truss system to accommodate the existing conditions of the 30+ year old facility
  • Upgraded mechanical systems and added air conditioning to the facility
  • Re-routed the facility’s main utilities and installed 1,200+ l.f. of chilled water utilities through the heart of the campus
  • A unique façade that is compromised of 30’ tall curtain walls and metal panels
  • Installed a state-of-the-art electronics and lighting system, which upgrades the facility to today’s high definition media standards
  • 111,000 s.f., 5200+ seat capacity, including 12,000 s.f. practice facility and 10,000 s.f. lobby

The entire construction schedule was limited to a 12-month period and construction in the existing arena occurred during a 6-month window during the “non-basketball” season.

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