HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center - Coastal Carolina University
HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center - Coastal Carolina UniversityConway, S.C.
Situated at the edge of campus adjacent to recreation fields, the HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center incorporates three distinct programmatic elements — a student recreation center, a convocation/athletic venue and the relocated campus bookstore — with support spaces arranged around a central circulation spine.
The 3,300-seat convocation center is equipped with retractable bleacher seating and can accommodate another 1,000 visitors on the floor for nonathletic events. The space acts as a multifunctional venue, hosting men’s and women’s Division I basketball and women’s volleyball competitions, with a four-sided ceiling-hung video display, skybox seats, and enhanced lighting and sound systems. When the bleachers are retracted, three courts accommodate athletic, recreation, intramural and club sport use.
The two-level student recreation center houses cardio and weight training space, three multipurpose rooms, an indoor track and a 35-foot-tall climbing wall. Linking the convocation center to the student recreation area, the concourse functions as a secondary student union. Students have all-day access to a café, as well as gathering spaces with digital information centers and Wi-Fi.
Project DetailsArchitect: Hughes Group Architects; Sterling, Va.
ARCHITECT OF RECORD: Garvin Design Group; Columbia, S.C.
Construction Cost: $24.35 million
Square Feet: 127,685
Occupancy: August 2012
Arena Seating: Interkal
Assessment & Monitoring Equipment: Boon Edam
Basketball: Connor Sports
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Spalding
Cardiovascular Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Cardiovascular Equipment: Life Fitness
Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Cardiovascular Equipment: Woodway
Climbing Walls: Nicros Inc. Climbing Wall Systems
Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic
Dryers: Alliance Laundry Systems
Floor Covers: Humphrys-CoverSports
Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Flooring, Aerobics: Connor Sports
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Free-Weight Equipment: Mondo
Lighting: Payne Sparkman Manufacturing Inc.
Lockers: Legacy Lockers
Lockers: Spec-Rite Designs
Multipurpose: Connor Sports
Pre-Engineered Structures: Butler Manufacturing Co.
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Scorers Tables: Daktronics Inc.
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Accurate Partitions Corp.
Skylights: Structures Unlimited Inc.
Strength Equipment: Hammer Strength
Strength Equipment: Iron Grip Barbell Co.
Strength Equipment: Life Fitness
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports
Washers: Alliance Laundry Systems