Athletics and Recreation
After 40 years of wear and tear, the existing Parkland College gymnasium in Champaign, Illinois suffered from a number of functional, technological, and aesthetic deficiencies which led to the decision to renovate. IGW redesigned the 15,000 square foot, multi-purpose facility to support a variety of functions and users. These include practice and competition for athletic teams, recreation for students and staff, academic instruction, extracurricular activities and public assemblies.
The scope of work was comprehensive including new wood sports flooring, retractable bleachers with donor seating, safety padded lower walls with sound absorption panels above and new finishes and graphics throughout. State-of-the-art zone-controlled lighting, basketball, volleyball, sound and scoreboard systems complete the project. Rededicated as the Donald C. Dodds Jr. Athletic Center, all of the improvements contribute to an exciting and flexible environment that meets the contemporary programming demands being placed upon it.