Duke University Athletic Precinct | Athletic Business

Duke University Athletic Precinct

Durham, NC
Construction Cost: $186.88 million
Area / Square Feet: 190,000 GSF (conditioned space)
Occupancy Date: August 2017

For more than a decade, Beck has been providing integrated design-build services to Duke and Duke athletics, helping them to realize the goals established in the athletics campus master plan. The most recent effort — a phased, multibuilding project — was completely funded by private donations and brings Duke’s facilities up to the modern standards of an elite athletics program, while preserving the university’s rich history and tradition.

Challenges included maintaining program operations throughout facility renovations; guarding the safety of student-athletes, staff and visitors — especially on game days; providing proper stewardship of financial resources through ongoing budget management; and adapting to athletics and institutional schedules for access to and completion of each phase of the project.

The Scott Family Pavilion Addition is a state-of-the-art facility for Duke Olympic sports, athletic retail and athletic event ticketing. The addition to Cameron Indoor Stadium, framing the opposite side of Tribull Plaza across from Scott Pavilion, provides an expanded lobby on the first level allowing for controlled access to the stadium that was not available in the original building. The Champions Club, located on the second level, provides a new hospitality space to entertain donors and guests, and is a premium space for special events at the university.

Walking through Tribull Plaza, visitors arrive at the north gate for the renovated Wallace Wade Stadium, leading them to the expanded pedestrian concourse that circles the stadium. The new Blue Devil Tower forms the backdrop to the home sidelines and houses premium seating, hospitality suites, game-day operations and Duke University’s broadcast network facilities. Mirroring the Tower are newly constructed concessions and restroom buildings to provide amenities for visiting fans