1. EXTERIOR
  2. ARENA
  3. INTERIOR

University of New Mexico

Basketball Arena Renovation & Expansion

  • Controls
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Sustainability
  • Technology

In 2010, UNM’s sports arena, The Pit underwent a massive renovation and expansion that sought to preserve the character of the original 1966 building – also engineered by B&P. Among the improvements were additional concession stands and restrooms, new digital signage and video boards, upgrading the locker rooms and training facilities, expansion of the concourse, store, ticket office, and the addition of luxury and club seating. The new design “wrapped” the aging and inefficient building envelope with a modern glass skin, leaving elements of the original building for all to see. Sustainable design features were implemented and The Pit has boosted its water savings by nearly 50 percent and energy savings has been calculated at more than 20 percent. By preserving much of the existing building, construction waste was limited and 95 percent of the materials from the demolition were recycled.

Images courtesy of Molzen-Corbin & Associates

Location

Albuquerque, NM

Industries

Sports

Higher Education

Community

Awards

NAIOP-New Mexico Chapter, Chairman's Award, 2011

ENRSouthwest, Sports/Entertainment, Best Projects Award of Merit, 2011

Sustainability

Energy Analysis & Modeling

Energy Efficient Lighting

Water Efficient Plumbing

High-Efficiency HVAC Systems

LEED Silver Certification

Size

307,585 Square Feet

Cost

$60 Million

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