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Architecture & Interior Design

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.

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Architect of Record
LR Kimball
DLA+ Staff Role
Chris Haupt, AIA - Principal-in-Charge
Chuck Shaw, RA - Project Manager
Services
Architecture
Owner
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

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.