Oakland Athletics Center- LepleyOakland University. Rochester, Michigan
Scope: Creation of three key spaces; a practice court, academic activity center and team meeting room with film viewing capabilities.
Challenge: The Athletics Department has had considerable growth over the past two decades, becoming increasingly confined within their current space. Many single occupant offices currently house two to three individuals and, with the exception of the Elliott Room, there is no meeting space. The O’rena court is used as the primary practice space for both basketball and volleyball, however, it is often times unavailable due to its increased use for social functions and rentals.
Unique: A Practice Court that simulates the competition court from the composition of the wood floor to the lighting and includes an on court digital instructional station.