CMU McGuirk Arena/Student Events Center

Project Size:

Square Feet:
111,000 sf

Contract Type:
Construction Management

Central Michigan University


Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

Additions and renovation of the Student Events Center on the campus of Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant. Scope of work for this 3-phase project included:

  • Renovation and expansion of the existing Basketball Arena while the facility remained occupied and fully functional
  • Installed a unique seating structure that is comprised of an engineered Metal Truss system to accommodate the existing conditions of the 30+ year old facility
  • Upgraded mechanical systems and added air conditioning to the facility
  • Re-routed the facility’s main utilities and installed 1,200+ l.f. of chilled water utilities through the heart of the campus
  • A unique façade that is compromised of 30’ tall curtain walls and metal panels
  • Installed a state-of-the-art electronics and lighting system, which upgrades the facility to today’s high definition media standards
  • 111,000 s.f., 5200+ seat capacity, including 12,000 s.f. practice facility and 10,000 s.f. lobby

The entire construction schedule was limited to a 12-month period and construction in the existing arena occurred during a 6-month window during the “non-basketball” season.