Student-Athlete Performance Center
Eastern Michigan University | Ypsilanti , Michigan
This design/build project is a partnership between OSPORTS, IDS (Architects) and Barton Mallow (CM) for a Student Athlete Performance Center primarily for Eastern Michigan University Football. OSPORTS provided sports planning and civil, structural, and technology engineering services.
The new Student Athlete Performance Center (SAPC) was built directly behind the existing running track at the north end of Eastern Michigan’s Rynearson Stadium. The 65,000 SF facility includes a 10,000 SF weight room with views to the existing football field. The remaining space is occupied by locker room facilities, coaches’ offices, training rooms, team meeting rooms and storage/equipment spaces.
OSPORTS provided various sports architecture consulting services for the Performance Center. Our sports planners worked with the design/build team to develop the facility program and initial planning layouts. OSPORTS continued to provide peer review services for all sport design related components during the design phase. Additionally, our sports design staff worked with our sports engineers to assist with all project related coordination during the construction documents and construction administration phases.
Civil engineering services included site grading, utility demolition and new construction, and site construction soil erosion and sedimentation control. OSPORTS’ technology engineers created the network, infrastructure, audio/visual and security design for the entire facility in collaboration with the university’s vision. One significant audio-visual item was a new end zone video scoreboard consisting of high-resolution direct view LED display and an embedded audio system. New video production cameras, wireless connectivity and control console were provided and cabled to a new video control room.