Drake University - William C. Knapp Center
Des Moines, IA
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Campus sports and recreation facilities come together in one location in this commanding new addition to the existing recreation building. A 7,000-seat arena features retractable seating, to easily host athletic and other large-scale events. Students find spaces to jog or work out with weight training and fitness equipment. The arena and multi-use space offer generous options for racquetball, handball, basketball, volleyball, and badminton. In a design that blends well with nearby buildings, the Center also recalls Drake’s original fieldhouse with its sloping roof and concrete piers on east and west elevations.
- CLIENT: Drake University
- COMPLETE: November 1992
110,000 Sq. Ft. of New Construction
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