The project involved interior renovations to Mississippi Delta Community College’s 1975 multipurpose coliseum to address modernizations and code upgrades. It created a new secure concourse in a building that had not undergone significant interior renovation since construction.
A primary design goal was to better reflect COST PER SQ FT$72.09FEATURED IN2012 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation spirit, through unification of the color scheme, which was not well-reflected in the existing coliseum. The intent was to present the building as a recruiting tool for athletics and academics, and to provide a pleasing environment for school assemblies. Materials and systems were chosen for their durability, compatibility, energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
•Walls and doors to create a perimeter concourse around the court.
•Wood gymnasium floor and poured-rubber sports floor.
•Fixed chairs and retractable bleachers.
•Entrance storefront and lobby upgrades.
•Ticket booth and display cases.
•VIP area, coaching and administrative offices.
•Reconfigured concessions, which also serves as a catering kitchen.
•Renovated public restrooms with additional fixtures.
•Upgraded fire alarm, chiller, tower, mechanical systems and controls, electrical systems and lighting.