Stadium Enhancements

University of Notre Dame
Services
Architecture
Electrical Engineering
Interiors
Mechanical Engineering
Technology
Size
Project Size
342,000 sq. ft.
DATES
Completion Date
2017-08-17
COST
Project Cost
$23,000,000
Client Contact
Doug Marsh, Associate VP and University Architect University of Notre Dame
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The Football Stadium at Notre Dame was built in the 1930’s in the Art Deco Style that compliments the surrounding Collegiate Gothic campus. The Stadium was expanded in the 1990’s, providing fans with amenities to the facility that made it one of the premier venues for collegiate football. While the amenities had a positive impact on the fan experience, the addition to the stadium concealed much of the character of the original 1930s era building. Fast forward to today. A new vision for the stadium aims to highlight and build upon the historic structure of the original stadium to create an atmosphere best described as “the house that Rockne built.”

Much of the architectural language and graphics of the new design include elements from the art deco architecture and details on campus. Renovations to the Stadium revolve around improving the fan experience. Whether they are attending a game, taking a tour, or just visiting campus, fans will experience the Stadium differently than before.

Working closely with Notre Dame’s Architectural Department, their Athletic Department including the Associate Director of Athletics and their Football Department, we produced a design that keeps their facilities cutting edge with that of other premier football stadiums, while also preserving the character that is uniquely Notre Dame.

 

Project Overview

A new vision for the stadium aims to highlight and build upon the historic structure of the original stadium. Renovations to the stadium revolve around improving the fan experience. Whether they are attending a game, taking a tour, or just visiting campus, fans will experience the stadium differently than before. Working closely with Notre Dame’s Architectural Department, their Athletic Department and their Football Department, we produced a design that keeps their facilities cutting edge with that of other premier football  stadiums, while also preserving the character that is uniquely Notre Dame.

Project Team

Principal-In-Charge
Architectural Support
Matthew D. Showalter, AIA, NCARB
Architectural Support
Daniel J. Gwozdz, AIA
Architectural Support
Charles G. Haas, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, NCARB
Technology Designer
Dean Harris, CTS
Specifications Writer
Mechanical Engineer
Electrical Support
Nicholas W. P. Furgason, LC
Construction Administrator
Construction Manager
Barton Malow Company