Kress Events Center Renovation and Expansion - University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Kress Events Center Renovation and Expansion - University of Wisconsin-Green BayGreen Bay, WI 2008
The new Kress Events Center is an addition and renovation to the west side of an aging recreation center. Sited in the southeast section of the campus’ athletics quadrant, it serves as a campus gateway.
A new recreation component adds ample fitness space with a suspended running track, group exercise areas and another basketball court, in addition to the existing basketball courts and a pool. A new women’s basketball and volleyball arena also was constructed, and the university’s entire athletics program is housed in this complex. A spacious, well-lit concourse unites the recreation and athletics components into one complete facility.
The primary exterior materials include light- and dark-banded buff-colored brick, curtainwalls, and patina-colored roofs and canopies. The areas immediately adjacent to the entryways boast landscaped public plazas that include native grasses and shrubs. The interior utilizes stained-concrete fl oor patterns, exposed ceilings and clerestories. Much of the casework is finished in a deep, rich cherry wood stain.
Project DetailsArchitect: Venture Architects Inc. (a joint venture of Kahler Slater Architects Inc. and Zimmerman Architectural Studios); Milwaukee, Wis.
Construction Cost: $28.5 million
Square Feet: 175,000
Occupancy: October 2007
Bleachers/Grandstands: Irwin Seating Co.
Climbing Walls: Eldorado Climbing Wall Co.
Elliptical Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Elliptical Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Entertainment Systems: Cardio Theater
Free Weight Equipment: Magnum Fitness Systems
Free Weight Equipment: Hammer Strength
Hydrotherapy Tank: Ferno Performance Pools
Lighting: Musco Lighting
Rowers: Concept2 Inc.
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Stair Climbers: Life Fitness
Stationary Bikes: Life Fitness
Strength Equipment: Magnum Fitness Systems
Surface: FieldTurf Tarkett
Surfaces, Basketball: Action Floor Systems LLC
Surfaces, Multipurpose: Action Floor Systems LLC
Surfaces, Track: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports Inc. (Senoh)