Purdue University Mackey Arena

Purdue mackey arena ext nightHeapy Engineering provided LEED Commissioning Services for this complex project, which is the most comprehensive and significant facility undertaking in the university's athletic history.

The new, 130,000 SF three-level structure is located north of Mackey and extends from the outer edges of the arena along Northwestern Avenue.  The facility, referred to as the Student-Athlete Development Center includes:

  • A sports medicine facility approximately three and a half to four times larger than the previous area in Mackey.
  • A strength and weight training facility approximately four times larger than the previous Intercollegiate Athletic Facility weight room.
  • An oversized basketball practice facility with a full-size court and three breakout shooting areas.

purdue mackey arena intThe project included additional seating, expansion of the concourse and concessions areas and additional restrooms.  Other upgrades included new locker rooms and lounges, meeting rooms, offices, laundry facilities and equipment storage.  A new ticket office was created in Mackey that is twice the size of the original one.  The entire upper level of the Intercollegiate Athletic Facility was transformed into an academic center spanning approximately 10,000 SF.

Commissioning services included all of the mechanical systems within the building(s), including the commissioning of the chilled water and steam condensate meters and commissioning of the lighting control system along with the electrical metering. 

The project was completed in 2012 with a total construction cost of $82 million.

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