opsis architecture

The modernization of the Kibbie-ASUI Activity Center followed a 10-year, multi-phase master plan that transformed the facility into a state-of-the-art, light-filled, dynamic home for university athletics, as well as, campus and community events. The original 400-foot span arched-wood indoor football stadium and track was a landmark structural achievement when constructed in 1976, but lacked natural light, patron amenities, and suffered numerous safety code deficiencies.

The design approach made strategic, cost-effective interventions to fully transform the visitor experience and create facilities critical to athlete recruitment and training. New steel vertical end wall trusses replaced existing non-code compliant wood. Translucent glazing daylights the space and emphasizes the dramatic arch form. Replacing the uninsulated end walls and utilizing natural light has reduced energy costs by 50%. From the exterior, the backlit walls glow at night, a university beacon set in the rolling Palouse landforms.

A new club room, cantilevered dramatically over the field, gives seatholders a truly unique gathering space where one feels the rush of the game unlike any skybox in the country. Loge box seats at the balcony edge provide some of the most intimate, closest to the action, luxury seating in college football. Below the club deck are nine individual corporate suites. The project included new branding throughout the facility. Utilizing a material palette of bright metal, maple walls, white and black surfaces, and glass rails resulted in a striking, fresh statement tied to the school’s colors. Across the field, a new press box cantilevers off existing concrete piers, housing a new full HD television and press production facility.

On the east end of the Dome, the addition of a fully-glazed, two-story athletic weight room brings the activity of the programs into view for all on campus. Interior renovations of locker rooms, sports training rooms, and support facilities completed the project. Additional projects included the design of a fully removable turf field that converts the field into a hard surface event space in twelve hours.

 

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  • 450,000 sf
  • Completed 2011
  • Opsis Architecture - Design Architect
  • LCA - Executive Architect for Phases 1 & 2

Demonstrated Experience

  • Donor recognition
  • Hall of fame
  • Branding
  • Stadium seating modernization
  • Athletic field
  • Locker rooms
  • Concessions
  • Therapy / rehab facilities
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Stats

  • 450,000 sf
  • Completed 2011
  • Opsis Architecture - Design Architect
  • LCA - Executive Architect for Phases 1 & 2

Demonstrated Experience

  • Donor recognition
  • Hall of fame
  • Branding
  • Stadium seating modernization
  • Athletic field
  • Locker rooms
  • Concessions
  • Therapy / rehab facilities
 
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Kibbie Dome
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