STATE FARM CENTER | AECOM
 

AWARDS
AIA KANSAS CITY DESIGN AWARDS / ARCHITECTURE_HONOR AWARD / 2018

 
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THE PROJECT

DESIGN ARCHITECT     
    AECOM | KANSAS CITY
CONTRACTOR
TURNER CONSTRUCTION + CLAYCO INC.
MEP ENGINEER
HENDERSON ENGINEERS
CIVIL ENGINEER
DAVID MASON & ASSOCIATES
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
THORNTON TOMASETTI
NAYAR NAYAR INTERNATIONAL

LOCATION
CHAMPAIGN ILLINOIS
SQUARE FOOTAGE
250,000 SF
OPENED
2016
PHOTOGRAPHY
BRAD FEINKNOPF

 

THE STORY

Celebrating the proud history and spirit of the 1959 designed Max Abramovitz mid-century modern icon, the re-imagined State Farm Center at the University of Illinois seamlessly integrates the comforts, technology, revenue generation and experience of a contemporary arena.

A total transformation of the seating bowl and fan experience resolves existing sight line issues, introduces new premium products while aggressively attacking site circulation, building circulation, entry and arrival experience, level of service and accessibility challenges.  Additional improvements include new administrative ofces, an Illini Basketball Hall of Fame, dramatically improved concourses and the creation of four new hospitality lounges.  A total replacement of mechanical systems and controls, the introduction of air conditioning, the replacement of all building lighting / controls and electrical distribution system were also part of the project scope.  SFC is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places and has received LEED Gold certification.

 

FULL PROJECT GALLERY

 

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