The construction of a two-story addition expanded the O’Connell Athletic Center by 31,000 SF. The addition and renovations meet the needs of students and their sports careers or who pursue degrees in sports management and physical education.
An NCAA-regulation basketball court with spectator seating can be found on the first floor of the new addition. There are also four locker rooms and health services including offices, records, and two exam rooms.
The second floor of the addition includes private and shared office spaces, a seminar room overlooking the basketball court, and a strength and conditioning area. Two stairways and an elevator provide access to both floors.
A lobby with reception and a display area were included in the renovation. Sitework to prepare for this project included the installation of micropiles, underground utility services, parking lots, and walkways.