Boston College – Yawkey Athletic Center

Architect: ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Date: 2005
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Boston College’s Yawkey Athletic Center is a $27 million project of 72,000 square feet over four floors developed primarily for the football program. The center includes new football offices; meeting and break out rooms; locker rooms; equipment rooms; multi-function rooms; theater-style class rooms and facilities for recruiting, sports medicine and strength and conditioning. It also includes a new 4,100 square foot suite for the Office of Learning Resources for Student Athletes that includes a study center, state of the art computer labs, group and individual tutoring areas, and an interactive classroom for use by all BC student athletes.

The technology implemented in Yawkey required a system that would allow easy switching between multiple windows and applications including the Pinnacle Editing System for game analysis. A primary requirement of the coaching staff was annotation capabilities over video as well as data. The coaching staff was a very diverse group in respect to using technology. They also varied greatly in the way they liked to teach and the way they wanted to use the technology. We decided that we needed to make the systems easy to use but allow the overall design to enable future expansion.