University of Louisville Athletics has engaged Populous, a global architecture and design firm, to provide a detailed facility assessment for the Cardinals’ sports venues.
While UofL has built some of the finest athletic facilities in the nation in recent years, many are over or approaching 20 years in age. The age and evolving needs of the Cardinals’ sports programs provide a need to gauge the current status of facilities and prioritize a plan moving forward. The assessment is expected to take about six months and Populous will begin in mid-May.
The review will include physical assessment, current replacement value, capital maintenance and renewal items, an implementation plan for possible renovations with cost estimates, a space and utilization analysis, benchmarking analysis, an energy management and sustainability plan, and a verification of building allocation and configuration.
Populous is a global architecture and design firm that designs the places where people love to be together, like Yankee Stadium, the London Olympics, and the Super Bowl. Over the last 36 years, the firm has designed more than 3,000 projects worth $40 billion across in the world’s top cities with 300 projects at more than 150 university campuses. Designs for places like the KFC Yum! Center, Churchill Downs, Baylor University’s McLane Stadium or Penn State’s Athletics Master Plan have created emotional connections between people and the civic, sports and entertainment places and events they love best. Populous is recognized as the nation’s leading architectural firm in the planning, design and renovation of collegiate athletic facilities. Other comprehensive services include architecture, interior design, event planning and overlay, branded environments, wayfinding and graphics, planning and urban design, landscape architecture, aviation and transport design, hotels and hospitality, and sustainable design consulting. Populous has 14 offices on four continents with regional centers in Kansas City, London and Brisbane. For more information visit www.populous.com or follow @Populous on Twitter.