Uniquely situated adjacent to existing outdoor practice fields and the newly expanded Athletic Performance Center of offices and locker support spaces, this field house is an expansion of the existing Student Recreation Center, allowing an innovative sharing of athletic and student recreation facilities that is a hallmark of the Vanderbilt University program. A new shared lobby allows support of field house special events and recreation functions, and shared multi-purpose rooms and spectator seating overlooking the indoor field support not only track events, but offer unique athletic recruiting and donor or media event spaces with a club-like feel.
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To build on their recent successes in the highly competitive Southeastern Conference, Vanderbilt University has undertaken this Multi-Sport Practice Facility to meet the needs of BCS-level indoor football practice and Division 1 Track and Field sports. With a 300-meter NCAA competition track slightly pinching a full 100-yard turf field with 65’ clear center height, multiple varsity sports will benefit from this conditioned space for practice, camps and completion.
Controlled natural light on all four sides of the facility both illuminates the facility during the day and allows the building to glow at night, while careful articulation of the mass and exterior brick and metal skin allow the project to comfortably blend with the existing Recreation Center and the sensitive campus setting.