Convocation and Conference Center
California University of Pennsylvania sought to build a shared facility for convocation, conventions and athletic events. The multipurpose venue would also include educational spaces and support facilities.
- Architect of Record
- LR Kimball
- DLA+ Staff Role
- Chris Haupt, AIA - Principal-in-Charge
- Chuck Shaw, RA - Project Manager
- California University of Pennsylvania
- Completion Date
- August 2011
- Project Size
- 133,500 SF / 5,000 seats
- Project Cost
- $47.3 Million
Project Challenges and Outcomes
The California University convocation center is a 5,000 seat arena and conference/academic center. The facility also houses space for team locker and training facilities, concessions, and other support functions. The multi-purpose venue provides space for athletic events, graduation, concerts, conferences and trade shows. The building design is contextual with other newly constructed facilities on the campus. The center will serve the California region and is hoped to become and economic generator for the community and California University.