BUILDING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

Michigan State University selected Barton Malow Company to renovate and expand the Skandalaris Football Center. The University desired an updated facility, which they could use to attract and retain players and staff. In addition to inadequate coaching offices, team meeting spaces, and training areas, the existing facility lacked national appeal when it came to recruiting the best-of-the-best.

The project consists of updating the facility by doubling the size of the existing weight rooms with a 10,000 SF addition, adding a defined entrance leading to a new “hall of history” exhibit space, and incorporating state-of-the-art technology throughout the facility.

Because of the facilities larger area footprints on the first floor of the facility, an outdoor roof deck was also created, offering an opportunity for entertaining recruits and families on game days. A players’ lounge, new coaching offices, staff meeting rooms, personalized floor tiles and lockers were also added.

An aggressive schedule required that the new facility open for the Fall 2008 football season. Fast tracking methods were used to begin construction as soon as possible, with 3D Modeling assisting in the process to quickly explore options and to illustrate concepts to MSU for faster approvals.

New, highly functional spaces now promote true team interaction, while enhancing the institutions national recruiting appeal at the same time. The project was completed on time, and on budget.