University of Michigan Crisler Center Renovation and Player Development Center
Long considered one of the top players in the college athletics game, the University of Michigan looked to expand on its storied reputation. To do so, they decided to reimage two of their sport facilities. But first, a decision had to be made about the future of the Crisler Center: demolish or repurpose? Built in 1968, it was badly outdated and in need significant improvements. Adding insult to injury, few people attended home games.
In a major sustainability move, the university chose to revamp the building, so we set to work outfitting the facility with state-of-the-art upgrades throughout. One of the updated systems was the electrical—a must for the university’s new high-definition video board.
Additional work soon followed. With new fan entrances, revitalized concourses, interactive areas, and private club space, fans were left cheering for both the renovation and the team.
The Crisler Center Arena had great bones. Transforming it into a new place would be the ultimate form of recycling, so we advocated for revitalization. The changes were so thorough, most visitors swear it’s a brand new building.
Dick Vitale, ESPN Broadcaster