Kress Events Center Renovation and Expansion - University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

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Kress Events Center Renovation and Expansion - University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Green Bay, WI 2008

Project Description

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 Details

Architect: 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

Treadmills: Woodway

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports Inc. (Senoh)