Falcon Center

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Falcon Center

River Falls, WI 2018

Project Description

The Falcon Center for Health, Education and Wellness is the largest building

project in the University of Wisconsin-River Falls’ 143-year history. The center houses and supports the university’s health and human performance program, its campus recreation department and Falcon Athletics. Consolidating these functions into one unified complex allowed the school to

address the facility needs of each interest group on campus.

The new design replaces the existing athletics building, which consisted of the Knowles Field House and Hunt Ice Arena. The design team developed a significant expansion to the Falcon Center with the Page Arena, an auxiliary gym, locker rooms, offices, a new 15,000-square-foot fitness center, a dance studio and the health and human performance department, which includes a laboratory, training rooms and classrooms. Competition areas include space

for basketball, ice hockey, track and field, volleyball, softball, soccer and football.

Through the renovation and addition, the outdated facility was modernized and expanded to serve the new goals of the university. The athletic department will now be able to recruit top basketball and volleyball athletes with the Page Arena and adjoining locker rooms, and the Hunt Ice Arena is one of the best Division III hockey arenas in the country.

Project Details

Architect: Ayres Associates
Architect: N/A
Construction Cost: $54,458,667
Square Feet: 277,549
Occupancy: September 2017

Fitness Center - Climbing Walls: Eldorado Wall Co.

Fitness Center - Entertainment Systems: Compview

Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Mondo Flooring

Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo Flooring

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Bleachers/Grandstands: Irwin Seating Co.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: H.E. Williams, Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scorers Tables: Daktronics Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: Compview

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Wall Padding: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Ice Rinks - Bleachers/Grandstands: Irwin Seating Co.

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Action Floor Systems LLC

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Mondo Flooring

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Track: Kiefer Flooring

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Volleyball: Action Floor Systems LLC

Locker/Shower - Flooring: Dal-tile

Locker/Shower - Lockers: Hollman Lockers & Courts Inc.

Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: Accurate Partitions Corp.

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Baseball Backstops: American Fencers Supply Co. Inc.

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Bleachers/Grandstands: Southern Bleacher Co.

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Lighting: PHILIPS Lumec

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Scoreboards: Daktronics Inc.

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Sports Surfaces: AstroTurf

Architect Of Record

Ayres Associates
Eau Claire, WI

Associate Architect


Design Architect

Hastings+Chivetta Architects, Inc.
St. Louis, MO