Spotlight Awards

EwingCole and Advent share honors in the Overall Building Architecture category for their combined work at Villanova University’s Finneran Pavilion. The massive renovation project transformed what was a glorified high school setting into a major NCAA Division I arena, befitting of a National Champion. Project highlights include a new entry sequence, lobby, hall of fame, 360-degree concourse, numerous technology and audiovisual upgrades, and three levels of club spaces.


 

It’s relatively easy to concept something that looks cool on paper. Turning that same concept into reality — nuts and bolts and engineered reality — takes a herculean team effort like what has happened in the Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul at the new Allianz Field, home of Minnesota United. From its master plan and landscape design to its interiors, furniture, graphics, and brand activation, the result is a larger experience that feels seamlessly woven together.


 

Home to LAFC, Banc of California Stadium’s contemporary design features an ETFE canopy that flies above the bowl like angel wings in the “City of Angels.” Embracing Tinseltown, the stadium cinematically stages moments to engage fans and build memories. Diverse club offerings attract every level of fan, embodying the “grit and glamour” of Los Angeles. As guests make their way up the building, materials, furniture, and light fixtures gradually mirror the gradient of the California sunset.


 

A new 4,000-square-foot Strength and Conditioning Center was added to the north side of the existing Cintas Center on the main campus of Xavier University. The new facility supports and enhances the training experience for university student-athletes with space for cardio and weight training activities, as well as a nutrition station. It also includes new office and storage spaces. Its aesthetics complement the existing architectural language and seamlessly integrate the Musketeer Athletics brand.


 

EwingCole and Advent share honors in the Overall Building Architecture category for their combined work at Villanova University’s Finneran Pavilion. The massive renovation project transformed what was a glorified high school setting into a major NCAA Division I arena, befitting of a National Champion. Project highlights include a new entry sequence, lobby, hall of fame, 360-degree concourse, numerous technology and audiovisual upgrades, and three levels of club spaces.


 

EwingCole and Advent share honors in the Overall Building Architecture category for their combined work at Villanova University’s Finneran Pavilion. The massive renovation project transformed what was a glorified high school setting into a major NCAA Division I arena, befitting of a National Champion. Project highlights include a new entry sequence, lobby, hall of fame, 360-degree concourse, numerous technology and audiovisual upgrades, and three levels of club spaces.


 

Basketball is at the core of Providence College’s identity. Its program is a major attraction for both potential recruits and students. But in 2017, Providence was the only program in the BIG EAST without a dedicated on-campus practice facility. The Ruane Friar Development Center is a 56,000-square-foot practice facility for the men’s basketball team, equipped with cutting-edge tech, two full-size practice courts, an athletics training center, staff offices, and a new Friar Athletics Hall of Fame.


 

The 1.5-million-square-foot, 65,000-seat U.S. Bank Stadium serves as a multi-functional venue for the NFL as well as for a broad range of civic, community, athletic, educational, cultural, and commercial activities. Included in the project are interior and exterior sign systems, gateways, wayfinding, dynamic signage, and more, all reinforcing the brand and facilitating the circulation of visitors, sports fans, tourists, employees, and business professionals.