The Crisler Center is the existing basketball arena for the University of Michigan. Originally built in 1968, it was outdated and did not meet the needs of today’s spectators, coaches and players. Following a master plan outlining many major improvements, design and construction occurred sequentially from 2009 to 2013.
Phase One of the project addressed many code issues and primarily upgrades to the bowl. Renovations included building systems such as mechanical, plumbing and electrical upgrades. At the same time, the University also had a separate project that added a new centrally hung video board to the seating bowl of the arena.
Phase Two included a major concourse expansion, new restrooms and concessions, a private club, two team stores, new ticketing sales areas, a new audio/video studio, press areas, loading and storage improvements, a roof deck and garden and major visual upgrades to the building.
TMP Architecture served as Architect of Record on exterior and interior, Downstream and Dimensional Innovations worked on the graphics pieces.