University of Minnesota Athletes Village

Minneapolis, MN

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Architecture Overview:

The Athletes Village is a transformational project for intercollegiate athletics at the University of Minnesota. The facility focuses on student athlete performance improvements on the field/court, in the classroom, and in life. The village is home for football and men’s/women’s basketball providing them with practice, athletic training rooms, strength and conditioning, offices, lounges, meeting rooms, and nutrition areas. The leadership institute is a national model for others. The academic center and dining hall improve performance in the classroom and teach healthy lifestyles. A private dining area with demonstration kitchen is also provided. Every design move has been shaped with a focus on recruiting and convenience. Designed in collaboration with BWBR

Interior Design Overview:

The 320,000 SF Athlete’s Village at the University of Minnesota is transformational - unifying three separate buildings for intercollegiate athletics.  The University desired transparency and cohesion across the buildings, emphasizing brand consistency.  The interior design acts as a common thread woven through each building, while celebrating the uniqueness of each sport. The interior color palette is infused with the Golden Gopher spirit and tailored for each program.  Interpreted in multiple forms, netting inspired the concept for the Basketball Performance Center.

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