UW - ICA Basketball Training Facility — Seattle, WA

Design for Title IX on Montlake

 
Architectural rendering of UW Intercollegiate Basketball Training Facility on campus by Gensler
Size
36,000 SF
Architect
Gensler
Contractor
Mortenson
Sustainable Benchmark
LEED Gold Certification

The University of Washington ICA Basketball Training Facility is creating a premier intercollegiate athletics home for Husky Basketball. This new ~$60M facility is designed to contain 24-7 practice courts, meeting rooms, and viewing areas for the women’s and men’s teams. Upholding Title IX is core to this development with gender equitable spaces for each basketball program. Holmes is providing structural alongside fire engineering through Progressive Design-Build delivery.

Nestled between existing athletic buildings, the ICA Basketball Training Facility is structurally independent from yet connected to the Hec Edmundson Pavilion and Graves Annex. As such, this addition increases overlap between student-athletes and recruiting pathways. Structural design sinks the court floors below-grade, taking advantage of the positioning of a demolished pool. Above, long-span open web steel trusses bridge up to 85 feet over each of the two equal courts. Holmes also specified low-carbon concrete as an assist toward LEED certification.

The Holmes fire engineering team provided critical guidance in navigating eligible construction types and saving overall costs. Creative fire wall solutions overcome constraints between the connected buildings. Holmes also worked with the project team and building owners to reduce the occupant load, required number of plumbing fixtures, and associated costs through an Alternative Means and Methods response.

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