Fertitta Center

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Fertitta Center

Houston, TX 2019

Project Description

The Fertitta Center is the newly renovated campus home of University of Houston Cougars basketball and volleyball. The project to reimagine the former Hofheinz Pavilion began in March 2017 and opened 30 days ahead of schedule with a men’s basketball win over the University of Oregon on Dec. 1, 2018.

Serving the University of Houston’s main campus as a venue for graduations, concerts, live shows and other programming opportunities, the Fertitta Center has infused an extraordinary design into an iconic structure. The renovation was made possible through a generous $20 million donation from University of Houston System Board of Regents chairman Tilman J. Fertitta and his family in August 2016.

The facility features a premium club area and a courtside club. The reconfigured bowl moved midcourt seating locations closer to game action with floor-level student seating opposite the team benches. Renovations included a new audio system, sports lighting and video boards, as well as new concessions stands and expanded restrooms. The facility’s exterior also was refreshed with materials consistent with finishes on the adjacent Guy V. Lewis Development Facility.

Project Details

Architect: PGAL
Construction Cost: $60,000,000
Square Feet: 191,772
Occupancy: December 2018

Environmental Graphics/Signage: RIOT Creative

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

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Spalding

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

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Folding Chairs: Spec Seats International

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Sportsbeams

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

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scorers Tables: Daktronics

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Connor Sports

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Volleyball: Taraflex Sports Flooring

On-Court Projection: Quince

Premium Seating Chair Option: Figueras Seating USA, Inc

Architect Of Record

Houston, TX

Design Architect

Kansas City, MO

Structural Engineer

Walter P Moore
Houston, TX

General Contractor

Turner Construction Company
Houston, TX