ACSW in conjunction with HOK designed the 77,800 sf University of Louisiana at Lafayette Athletic Performance Center as the centerpiece for student-athlete athletic development and recruiting for the athletic department. The facility is utilized by all UL student-athletes who can take advantage of the sports medicine, athletic training and strength training components on a daily basis. ACSW, who held the primary role in the Contract Administration was responsible for the exterior design and assisted HOK in the development and layout of the interior of the building. ACSW worked diligently as the coordinator between the University and HOK in the development of the graphics package as well as the appropriate Ragin Cajun color schemes. ACSW met with each department within the facility to review the millwork and finish selections submitted by HOK and made necessary changes and suggestions to meet the client’s needs. Working with The Lemoine Company as a Design/Build project, also allowed real time budgeting of the fast track project from the initial design through construction.
The facility serves as the home base for the Ragin Cajuns’ football program. Finishes were carefully selected to enhance the Ragin Cajun brand, building pride within the programs, while being able to withstand the rigorous uses of the building.