Fresh from their 2000 NCAA basketball championship, Michigan State University’s head basketball coaches dreamed of an arena addition that would be second to none and would help them recruit the nation’s top high school basketball athletes. Program requirements included an auxiliary gym; bringing the coaching and support offices up to ground level for increased COST PER SQ FT$213.11FEATURED IN2004 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYAdministrative Areas/Offices between coaches and players; a historical basketball display area; and a video review room with leading-edge technology to give potential recruits an impressive first glance at MSU’s dynamic program.
The addition was built on the east side of the existing arena, showering natural light into the office and conference areas. As recruits enter the ample reception area, they are welcomed by mementos of the program’s climb to the top. Settling into the primary conference room, families get a glimpse of Spartan pride—the coach’s philosophy on what getting an education and playing basketball at MSU really means.
The video review room reinforces the program’s commitment to excellence, supporting the coaches’ diligent use of video technology to analyze every aspect of a basketball game. Life-size action photos of winning players reinforce life’s possibilities of success.