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  Moby Concourse & Training Room, Colorado State UniversityMoby Concourse & Training Room, Colorado State University


Aller-Lingle-Massey Architects, P.C.
712 Whalers Way, #B100, Fort Collins, CO 80525

General Description

Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Date Bid: May 2012 Construction Period: May 2012 to Sept 2013
Total Square Feet: 53,050 Site: N/A
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: Basement, 12,800; first floor, 40,250; total, 53,050 square feet.
Building Height: Basement, 12’; first floor, varies 12’ to 60’; total, 60’.
Basic Construction Type: Addition/Renovation.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: Stone, curtain wall. Roof: Membrane.
Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Project Team

Structural Engineer: J-U-B Engineers, Inc. - 3538 JFK Parkway, #1, Fort Collins, CO 80525
General Contractor & Cost Estimator: Pinkard Construction - 9195 W. 6th Avenue, Denver, CO 80215
Mechanical Engineer & Electrical Engineer: M-E Engineers - 10055 W. 43rd Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Constructed in 1968, Moby Arena has become an icon to Colorado State University main campus. The basketball arena was named Moby by the student body at the time, and yes, it was named after the whale in Herman Melville's novel, "Moby Dick". It reached national recognition in 1977 when the basketball movie, "One on One", starring Robby Benson, was filmed in Moby Arena. Even though renovations to the seating and interior had taken place many times over the years, this was the first project that actually expanded the arena concourses with the intent of creating a greater fan experience.

The first phase was $3.2 million for improvements to the north and south concourses of Moby Arena, including 7,000 square feet of additions and 15,000 square feet of renovations. Additions to the north concourse consisted of expanded pre- and post-game function space with a new ticket lobby; additions to the south concourse included a new 200-seat banquet room, Athletics Hall of Fame area and an expansive deck for private gatherings. Renovations included new concessions, restrooms and interior concourse finishes.

The second phase was $3,747,000 including a 5,870 square feet renovation and 5,900 square feet addition to the existing training room and men's and women's basketball locker rooms. The state-of-the-art training room expansion nearly doubled the size of the existing training room, and will be used to treat athletes in all 16 of CSU's varsity sports programs. The expansion added a new hydrotherapy room, consisting of four treatment pools: two cold pools, one warm pool, and one variable-depth treadmill treatment pool. Also included in the training room is a large physical therapy treatment area, two medical exam rooms, doctor's office, taping area, conference room and staff offices. The men's and women's basketball locker rooms were renovated, and added team lounges to
each locker room.

The design was sensitive to the existing architectural integrity of the facility and maintaining its rich history. The expansions to both the north and the south intentionally did not reach to the underside of the overhang, to preserve the graceful swooping slope and curves of the existing precast concrete. Without the use of computers as a design tool, the existing structure is an amazing sculpture of complex curves and slopes. A simple palette of two exterior materials, stone and glass, were selected to reinforce the strength, yet not compete with the form. Lights atop the flat roofs of the additions have LEDs that shine the University's colors on game day evening, notifying the student body and public that an event is happening inside the arena. Phase 3 is the actual branding package currently being finished.

Product Information
Concourse Additions
Carlisle EPDM
Entrances & Storefronts: EFCO Corporation a Pella Company
Flooring: Crossville, Daltile, Mannington, Sherwin Williams Epoxy Flooring
Lighting: Lithonia, Beta-Calco, Energie, Focal Point, WAC, Electrix, Hydrel

Training Additions
Structural Deck Waterproofing: Carlisle CCS-500
Entrances & Storefronts: Manko Gypsum: American Gypsum
Flooring: Crossvile, Flor Gres, DalTile, Patcraft, Centiva, Sherwin Williams Epoxy Flooring.
Lighting: Kenall, V2 Lighting, Moda, Kim, Whatley, Steris, Dreamscape, Phillips

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