Mississippi Delta Community College, J.T. Hall Coliseum Renovations

Moorhead, Minnesota

  • FIRM

    Beard + Riser Architects PLLC


    State of Mississippi, Dept. of Finance & Admin., Bureau of Bldg, Grounds and Real Property Mgmt.

  • AREA

    26,750 sq.ft.





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 ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST 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. 

Work included:

•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.