Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center Syracuse University
Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center Syracuse UniversitySyracuse, N.Y.
The Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center is designed as a focused learning center that will both attract and retain top athletes in the competitive world of NCAA Division I athletics. The building includes two NCAA-regulation basketball courts, strength and conditioning rooms, hydrotherapy pools, classroom space, a video room, coaches’ offices, and locker-room facilities for men’s and women’s teams.
The focal point of the project is the double-height practice area located at the center of the building and enclosed by translucent panels. Support spaces and coaches’ offices are closely arranged around this area, providing constant access and views to the courts. A state-of-the-art fitness center and training area with physical therapy suites underscore the importance of keeping in playing shape. On the second floor, classroom space for game preparation and offices are organized along a common corridor. A central video coordination room for tape review and video production is also located on this level.
At its core, the practice facility serves as a learning center for the men’s and women’s teams to hone their craft. Past players are remembered in the building’s entrance and the Syracuse Basketball Hall of Fame. The entry corridor is a spacious and light-filled trophy hall holding custom casework, large graphics and projected displays, while framed windows give viewers glimpses into the practice courts.
Project DetailsArchitect: King + King Architects LLP; Syracuse, N.Y.
Design Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; New York, N.Y.
Construction Cost: $15.3 million
Square Feet: 57,925
Occupancy: October 2009
Hydrotherapy Tanks: HydroWorx International Inc.
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.