University of South Carolina, Springs-Brooks Plaza Improvements
Certified: 2 Green Globes® by the Green Building Initiative® (GBI)
- International Packaging Institute, Award for Excellence, 2013
- Columbia Choice Awards, Renovation and Reuse, 2012
This project converted a 53-acre farmers market into a premier tailgating facility. The project saw the birth of a new Gamecock football tradition, Gamecock Walk, which is the procession of the USC Band and Football team down the center greenway of the site to the stadium just prior to the game. Flanking this greenway, are the restroom buildings, designed to recall the historic qualities of the original portion of the campus on the Horseshoe. Each of the restroom facilities provides many sustainable features, such as the use of skylights and daylighting controls for lighting, as well as low-flow toilet fixtures.
As part of an extensive renovation to all the hardscapes and grounds surrounding the Williams-Brice Stadium at the University of South Carolina, we designed the 12,000 SF Bignon Gameday Building to house University Police, ticketing, the emergency command center, and a retail store. The USC Gameday Center was certified with Two Green Globes by the Green Building Initiative based on the project’s sustainable features, which include reduction in energy and water use along with utilizing sustainable construction methods and detailing. The project also included four ancillary buildings and various modifications to the stadium itself. Working closely with USC Athletics and other groups from USC, the building was designed on a very tight timeframe to ensure all construction work was completed between the 2014 and 2015 football seasons.
In association with Good City Architects