Multi-use Arena for Athletics and Performance
The University of North Georgia’s Convocation Center is a $30-million multipurpose facility that serves as the focal point of campus life and the surrounding region.
Besides basketball, the 103,000-square-foot multi-purpose complex is the anchor for a multitude of events such as commencement ceremonies, concerts, and job fairs. The venue also features classrooms, labs, and physical training spaces for academic purposes. Built on a rocky hillside, the roof has a rolling barrel slope that opens wide for the entry doors and cascades down toward the main campus. The second floor features a transparent curtain wall that floods the building with natural light on both sides of the building.
The 3,600-seat court arena features an open concourse and an abundance of natural light. School colors in the ‘Patriot Blue’ fabric panels line the arena with matching panels above the bleachers. To provide maximum flexibility of uses, the lower half of the seating is configured on a track instead of being cast in place to allow more freedom for ceremonies, drills, and other functions beyond sports.
ROSSETTI partnered with Lord Aeck Sargent on the project.