HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center - Coastal Carolina University

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HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center - Coastal Carolina University

Conway, S.C. 2013

Project Description

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 Details

Architect: 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

Bleachers/Grandstands: Interkal

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

Track: Mondo

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports

Washers: Alliance Laundry Systems