The unique value of Sasaki's sports practice is our specialization in sports design combined with our sensitivity to the overall campus context. Our dedicated professionals share a passion for creating athletics and recreation venues and possess insight and technical abilities unique to sports planning and design. Our vast experience and comprehensive industry knowledge benefit our clients from conceptualization through construction.
We understand not only programmatic complexities of sports design, but also the vital role that these projects play in an institution's reputation and recruiting efforts. Our designs captivate the prospective students and help retain, inspire, and advance them throughout their collegiate career.
Sasaki was founded 60 years ago on the basis of integrated site, landscape and building planning and design. Today, our services include architecture, interior design, planning, urban design, landscape architecture, strategic planning, civil engineering, and graphic design. This comprehensive approach consistently yields rich ideas and surprising insights.
See projects from this firm that have been featured in the Architectural Showcase:
Drexel University Wellness Center
This high-tech, contemporary addition to Drexel’s 1960s-era athletic complex increases the university’s visual presence in downtown Philadelphia. A new interior circulation route connects the north and south campuses, while state-of-the-art interior spaces engage students from both athletics and recreation within a cohesive complex.
Cost: $40 Million
Loyola University Maryland Ridley Athletic Complex
Loyola’s athletic center celebrates the school’s traditions and history while enhancing recruitment to their premier lacrosse and soccer programs. Atop a remediated landfill, Sasaki designed the new 6,000-seat stadium with special press and VIP areas, and key support spaces for athletes, lockers, and strength and conditioning.
Cost: $53 Million
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Stadium & Athletic Events Center
The East Campus Athletic Village, which evolved from Sasaki’s master plan, provides an integrated facility for athletic teams, coaches, staff, students, and local residents in a LEED® Gold complex. Comprehensive landscape and building design includes a football stadium, basketball arena, strength and conditioning center, and outdoor turf fields.
Cost: $92 Million
University of Massachusetts Recreation Center
This new dynamic recreation center contains a three-court gymnasium with a suspended jogging track, multipurpose studios, and more than 20,000 sf for weights and fitness. The heart of the building is a public concourse that links the academic campus with the sports arena and fields and allows for future expansion.
Cost: $35.6 Million
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