Field House, Exterior Redesign
Originally constructed as an airplane hangar in the early 1900s, the University of Minnesota’s Field House was in need of an exterior redesign. Cuningham Group was tasked with creating an innovative design that both reflects the university’s commitment to enhancing existing assets and supports the university’s Track and Field team, open recreation participants and university and community renters.
The redesign includes new expanses of glazing on the field house’s ground-level, daylighting approaches to bring in more natural light, envelope performance increases and upgraded ventilation strategies that reduce energy consumption. The 85,000-square-foot structure contains bleacher seating for over 800 people, a press box, areas for athletic training and and recreational activities and an open lobby featuring an exhibit of the university’s Track and Field greats.