Schoellkopf Memorial Hall Renovation and Addition - Cornell University
Year in Showcase: 2008
This project involved adding new
program space to the existing
1914 building and completely
renovating locker rooms, offices,
meeting rooms and a hall of fame.
Additional space was required
to accommodate a larger varsity
football locker room, new mechanical
equipment, emergency egress stairs
and the Tradition Room, a popular
meeting space with views to the field.
The exterior design challenge was
to add significant new space without
destroying the building’s exterior
appearance or detracting from its
central location at the north end of
the university’s football stadium.
The solution was to construct a new
addition that is independent of the
facility, but connected by a one-story
link. Brick walls on the new hall
match the color and detail found on
the existing hall. On the southwest
corner of the addition, materials
shift to zinc panels and large
expanses of glass to provide views of
In the existing hall, wood display
cases in the entry lobby
were restored and upgraded
with new lighting, and
images of prominent former
football players with accent
lighting were installed in
the corridors. Likewise, the
Hall of Fame and Tradition
Rooms located within the
addition are surrounded
with recessed wood display
cases showing the school’s
rich football history.
Architect of Record: Sasaki Associates Inc.; Watertown, Mass.
Construction Cost: $5.8 million
Square Feet: 30,050
Occupancy: September 2005
Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Flooring: Dodge-Regupol Inc.
Everlast Performance Flooring
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Scranton Products