Project: Tudor Field House, Rice University
Location: Houston, Texas
Project Type: Campus Facilities, Educational Institutions, Sports & Assembly Facilities
Design Architect: Populus
Formerly Autry Court, the facility on the Rice University Campus underwent a major renovation. While the bricks and mortar which have framed the home of Rice basketball for better than 50 years remain, the interior of the fabled arena was transformed into a state-of-the-art facility with the amenities fans have come to expect from new stadiums during a foundation-to-roof renovation.
Among the new features of Tudor Fieldhouse are a club area located behind the upper north end zone seating. Amenities also include a new sound system and game information scoreboard, new concession areas and rest rooms.
At the same time, a new student-athlete excellence center including the Robert E. and Elizabeth W. Bixby Academic Center has been built between Tudor Fieldhouse and Fox Gymnasium. The center is the new home for the athletic department offices as well as training and support facilities for the Rice athletic program.
HMA provided the design of the building management and controls systems and integration into the campus systems.