Bloomfield Hills, Mich., May 2, 2018 – The team for the University of Michigan Athletics South Campus Performance Center Project received the 2018 Pyramid Award for Best Project Team. The team included TMP as architect of record, collaborating with Sink Combs Dethlefs and Granger Construction Company. The Pyramid Awards are given by the Washtenaw Contractors Association and recipients for the award are selected by a jury of industry experts.
The new 28,000-square-foot Athletics South Campus Performance Center is part of a comprehensive plan to impact all student athletes at the University of Michigan. The building allows for the hosting of home, regional and national competitions in indoor and outdoor track & field as well as men’s and women’s lacrosse. It also houses facilities for men’s and women’s cross country, soccer and women’s rowing and training space for numerous other programs. The facility includes amenities for strength and conditioning, athletic medicine, a performance lab, meeting space, locker rooms and an indoor rowing tank.
Coordination was one of the largest challenges for the project team. With over 21 consultants, it was imperative that everyone on the team had updated information at all times. The design team developed an execution plan that established a cohesive direction for implementation through BIM. This provided a framework that seamlessly linked consultants, architects and construction managers with the most current information during design and construction. This plan was instrumental to successfully meeting the project schedule and driving down costs.