Wells Fargo Sports Center Renewal

This project involved the renovation and renewal of 49,000 SF of a 35-year-old student services building located on central campus. Livingston Slone assisted UAA with strategically planning the project in phases so as to minimize disruption to the athletics programs, administrative offices and student/community functions within the building. The renewal included correcting code deficiencies, replacing obsolete building systems, renovation and expansion of the Division 1 hockey program facilities, replacement of the aging ice plant and ice sheet, and improvement to recreational student/community athletic facilities.

After splitting the project into two phases to be built during two short summer breaks, the final elements of the renewal, the Brush Christiansen Hockey Center and Chuck Homan Ice Rink, were completed in time for the start of the Seawolves’ 2015 NCAA hockey season.

The design of the Chuck Homan Ice Rink features a state-of-the-art hybrid Co2/Ammonia ice plant with a heat recovery system capable of supplying waste heat rejected from the ice making process to other functions in the building such as the swimming pool, domestic water system, floor slab heating, and Zamboni ice melt pit.