Creighton Championship Center19th and Cass st
Omaha, NE 68102
Design Achievement – Creighton Championship Center is a new practice facility for the Creighton University basketball program. DLR Group's design uses natural light and Bluejay branding to welcome and inspire coaches, trainers, athletes, and recruits. The red-brick exterior and the use of arches reflect the campus standards. Located with other athletic/fitness/recreation facilities on the east side of campus, the Championship Center houses the men's basketball practice facility and administration as well as academic services, weight training, and sports medicine for all student-athletes. Basketball players and recruits can relax in the modern lounge area featuring a theater crash pit, kitchenette, and gaming area.
Scope Summary – The scope for the Creighton Championship Center encompassed design of a 42,000 SF basketball training and practice facility. A private entrance grants players access to a 1,300 SF lounge and gaming area. From the lounge, players can access the training facility, locker room, and a 13,900 SF practice gym with two courts. Sunshades were utilized to control sunlight in the transparent 5,000 SF weight room. The training suite's hydrotherapy room has a 7' x 14' cold pool, a 7' x 7' warm pool, and an 8' x 12' aquatic therapy pool with a moveable floor, computer and camera systems. An administrative suite on the second level includes a 4,000 SF academic services center with individual and group study rooms, plus a collaborative meeting space. DLR Group provided integrated architecture; electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and structural engineering; and interior design services for this project