Athletics & Events Center Ithaca College|
300 Spruce Street, #300, Columbus, OH 43215
Ithaca, New York
LEED® Gold Pending
Date Bid: Jan 2010 Construction Period: Feb 2010 to Oct
Total Square Feet: 178,000 Site: 40.285 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; seating capacity, 6,700; Event, 1,300;
Pool, 1,500 or 7,500 including floor.
Building Size: First floor, 130,750; second floor, 47,250; total,
178,000 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 36’ clear; floor to floor, 15’4”;
penthouse, 174’; total, 174'.
Basic Construction Type: New/IIB.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: Cast stone, metal. Roof: Membrane.
Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.
Structural, Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: Korda Nemeth
Engineering - 1650 Watermark Drive, #200, Columbus, OH 43215
General Contractor: The Pike Company - One Circle Street,
Rochester, NY 14607
Cost Estimator: Rider Levett Bucknall - 4343 East Camelback Road,
#350, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Lighting Designer: CD+M Lighting Design Group - 1344 LaFrance
Street N.E., #1, Atlanta, GA 30307
Landscape Architect: MSK2, LLC - 562 South Ludlow Alley,
Columbus, OH 43215
The shaping force for the Athletics and Events Center arose out of the
analogy of the significance of an athlete breathing (the fundamental
element of all human performance) and the ongoing desire for more energy
efficient facilities. The program for the facility is focused on three
main active spaces: the indoor fieldhouse, natatorium and outdoor turf
field. As the primary indoor facility for Ithaca College, the fieldhouse
needed to meet the practice, competition, intramurals, club and
recreational needs for as many of the college students as possible. The
main hall at the center of the building (also used as a pre-function
event space) is the gathering space and main central control point for
the building; both the community event entry and the campus entry
collect into this space. The building was carefully set into the natural
sloped topography allowing separate (and fully accessible) spectators
and athletes' circulation during events activities.
As the building is for Recreation, Athletics and Events Center, the
fieldhouse program includes concerts and speaking events. Substantial
acoustic panels on the roof, both metal and fiber wall panels on all
walls and a perforated metal damping box on the north end of the
fieldhouse provide excellent acoustics for everything from convocations,
speakers, dances, concerts to a back-up location for graduation as a
Pedestrian walking/bike paths were added to the perimeter of the project
and along a newly graded hillside to the north. These new recreation
paths connect the project and the campus to the Town and a
rails-to-trails recreational byway. Bio-swales improve water quality for
runoff improving upon the existing condition to existing neighbor's
properties. The project utilized native species of plantings and trees
to avoid irrigation while concentrating plantings near neighbors to
minimize visual impact.
Metal Panels: Centria, Alucobond Light Reflective Roofing:
Dampproofing & Waterproofing: Sika Sarnafil 90-mil thick Membrane
Aluminum Entrances & Storefronts, Curtain Walls: Tubelite
Insulated Translucent Panel System: Kalwall
Insulated Glass: Trulite Industries
Overhead Doors: Wayne-Dalton Hollow Metal Doors & Frames: Curries
Hardware: Sargent, Stanley, National Guard, Architectural
Gypsum: Georgia Pacific Aluminum Reveal Trims: Fry Reglet
Linear Metal Ceiling: ATAS International
Wood Grille Ceiling: Architectural Components Group
Wall Panels: Tectum Wall Panels, V-Groove Metal Ceiling: Kinetics
Folding Panel Partitions: Modernfold Netting Systems:
Telescope Bleachers: Hussey Elevators: Schindler