Georgia State University Convocation Center

Atlanta, Ga.
Construction Cost: $85 million
Area / Square Feet: 200,000
Occupancy Date: September 2022

Georgia State’s new state-of-the-art convocation center boasts the flexibility to host athletic events, convocations, commencements, conferences, concerts and esports. It represents a major upgrade from the Georgia State Sports Arena, which was constructed in 1972 and only seated 3,500.

The center was designed to accommodate multiple users through intuitive and practical design solutions. The multilevel facility features a club room and suites on the concourse level for event attendees, while the floor level features locker rooms, as well as nursing and sports medicine rooms for students and student-athletes.

The facility gives Georgia State basketball a home court in downtown Atlanta, allowing the program to better recruit on a national level. It also includes the latest in lighting technology, acoustics and building control systems. Wayfinding is integrated into the facility’s design, giving a sleek finish that does not detract from the architecture. The masonry and cement flooring make for easy maintenance and cleaning, while the ample floor-to-ceiling glass windows welcome natural light and offer guests a visual connection to the downtown Atlanta skyline.


The S/L/A/M Collaborative 

Atlanta, Ga.



Denver, Colo.


Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center
Tarkett Sports Indoor
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Arena Seating
Irwin Seating Company

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Bleachers/Grandstands
Irwin Seating Company
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains
KM Fabrics (Blackout Curtains, not dividers)
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Folding ChairsSpec Seats
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scorers Tables
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound SystemsL-Acoustics
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball
Laundry - DryersSports Laundry Systems
Laundry - Washers
Sports Laundry Systems
Locker/Shower - Flooring
Ceramic Technics LTD (Floor Tile), Mapei (Grout)
Locker/Shower - Lockers
Atlanta Commercial Millworks inc.
Locker/Shower - Saunas/Whirlpools
Whitehall Manufacturing
Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions
ASI Accurate Partitions