Category: Sporting and athletic

Western Specialty Contractors Joins USL Preferred Supplier Program

The United Soccer Leagues, LLC, announced Wednesday it has entered a multi-year partnership with Western Specialty Contractors, which will make the largest network of specialty contractors in the United States the Official Stadium Restoration Supplier for all related properties, including the United Soccer League, USL’s Division III, the Premier Development League (PDL) and the Super Y League.

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New Bentley University Arena Named the Most Environmentally Sustainable in the Nation

The new, state-of-the-art multipurpose Bentley Arena is the most environmentally sustainable in the U.S. and the first standalone ice arena to earn the LEED platinum certification, the highest possible rating, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. The award for the recently opened, 76,000-square-foot arena highlights the building’s sustainable design and energy efficiency and Bentley University’s continued rise as an innovative, nationally-recognized business university.

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Bentley University Debuts New State-of-the-Art Multipurpose Arena to Enhance Student Life for the Next Generation

The 76,000 square foot facility, designed by Architectural Resources Cambridge and built by Suffolk Construction, marks Bentley’s continued rise as a modern, nationally-recognized business university and is a prime example of sustainable design and energy efficiency. 1,400 rooftop solar panels developed by Rivermoor Energy that will generate 40 percent of the building’s electricity needs; innovative technology that captures heat generated from creating the rink’s ice to heat water throughout the building; an in-house media control room, designed with the help of John Mitchell; and students’ use of the arena as a “living lab” where they will be able to analyze the building’s energy data.

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KWK Architects Designing New $3.5 Million Athletic Stadium at Westminster College in Fulton, MO

KWK Architects is working on designs for a new $3.5 million athletic stadium at Westminster College in Fulton, MO, following a surprise announcement to students last week. The new athletic stadium, the largest capital improvement project on campus in over a decade, will be used for Westminster and local community events. A walking track around the new field for use by students and the public is also planned.

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Landmark venue renovated with PPG coating wins MCA Chairman’s Award

Built in 1972 and once home to the NHL’s New York Islanders and the NBA’s New York Nets, the 416,000 square-foot arena is newly wrapped in a futuristic metal shell composed of 4,700 individually folded and routed brushed aluminum fins enhanced by PPG Durabrite clear fluoropolymer coating. Based on high-performance fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) resins, PPG Durabrite coating is a direct-to-metal product specially formulated to extend and enrich the beauty of architectural metals by protecting them with a resilient, transparent clearcoat.

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Cuningham Group Architecture-Designed Alpensia Resort is Winter Olympic Village

“It is an extraordinary honor for the community we designed to be chosen by the IOC as the home of the 2018 Olympics Games,” said Cuningham Group Principal James S. Scheidel AIA, LEED AP, who supervised Alpensia’s design. “Alpensia was conceived as an international resort and recreation destination, and it has thrived as such since its 2009 completion. Now, the eyes of the world will truly be on Alpensia and its many exceptional venues.”

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Hathaway Dinwiddie and AECOM joint venture to manage construction of the University of Southern California’s L.A. Memorial Coliseum renovation

A Hathaway Dinwiddie and AECOM joint venture has been selected by the University of Southern California (USC) to manage the renovation of the renowned Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Construction is now underway at the historic sports facility, which was formally commemorated with a groundbreaking ceremony on January 29. The Coliseum, located in Exposition Park adjacent to the university’s campus, has been the home field for USC Trojans football since its opening in 1923.

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ROSSETTI designs revolutionary new arena: The Inverted Bowl

“Traditionally, upper bowl seats provide a subpar experience because they are so far removed from the action,” said Matt Rossetti, president of ROSSETTI and creator of The Inverted Bowl. “With The Inverted Bowl by ROSSETTI, we transform live entertainment by providing unsurpassed views and experiences to every fan in attendance in every seat of the arena.”

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Toronto Raptors training center unites bird-friendly Walker Glass with tinted and low-e glasses by Vitro Architectural Glass

When the architectural team at Guernsey, Oklahoma City, was tasked with designing BioSteel Centre, a world-class training facility for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, they had to address several competing demands. In addition to providing high levels of privacy and security for players and staff, the goal was to maximize views of nearby Lake Ontario while meeting local bird-safety and energy-efficiency mandates established by the city of Toronto.

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Sound Transit recently broke ground on its new Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) East, which will service and house light rail vehicles for the growing fleet in the Puget Sound area. Courtesy of Stantec

Sound Transit recently broke ground on its new Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) East, which will service and house light rail vehicles for the growing fleet in the Puget Sound area. Courtesy of Stantec

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