University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Gallogly Events Center
Colorado Springs, CO
The Gallogly Event Center is not only an expansion for the athletics program of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, but is also an important venue for academic, student life and cultural programs for the university and the city. The facility seats 1,200 for intercollegiate athletics and 1,600 for larger gatherings, such as concerts, convocation and lectures.
Tucked into the side of the mountain, the 27,000-square-foot project is located between the existing University Center and Dwire Hall. The LEED Gold certified center provides a comfortable transition between the existing buildings with generous transparency achieved by means of curtain wall glazing. The curtain wall also activates the new south entry, as it provides an upper level concourse sheathed in glass, metal panel, and brick, capturing views to Pikes Peak to the northwest and the Broadmoor Hotel to the southeast.
Building on the last remaining, almost unbuildable, hillside infill site on the historic Cragmoor Campus presented many logistical challenges. The team achieved extraordinary results through the use of on-site full scale mock-ups and detailed independent engineering. Careful attention to site access and off-site cast structural walls had to be coordinated for delivery from below and above the 35-foot hillside cut with cast-in-place walls lifted from below and craned into place.
LEED Gold certification was achieved through strategies such as the selection of a sustainable infill redevelopment site, use of a white low-albedo butyl roof membrane, a high-performance building envelope which exceeded ASHRAE 90.1 standards by 40%, and the use of local and low VOC materials. Indoor environmental quality was a high priority with the use of 100% outside air re-circulated at night, with monitoring for increased ventilation, daylight and views for 75% of the spaces.
Page provided planning, architecture and interiors for the project, which houses a single NCAA-size court oriented north-south with stands extended, or two smaller courts oriented east-west with the stands retracted, men's and women's team locker rooms, officials’ locker room, training room, public restrooms on both the court and concourse levels, storage and support spaces.