Indiana University’s Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall has been selected as ENR’s 2017 Best Project in the Sports/Entertainment category!

With Shiel Sexton leading the charge as construction manager, the iconic basketball stadium underwent $33 million in renovations in just 18 months. After a smaller renovation in 1995, the iconic arena was due for some much-needed improvements. Among the most notable changes of the $33 million renovation and addition was the redevelopment of the south end of the stadium, which now features a multi-story atrium that offers views into the main concourses. Extensive reconfiguration of the exterior entryway allows Assembly Hall to easily accommodate special events and ceremonies. Shiel Sexton also enhanced the aesthetics and lighting of existing concourses and concessions. In addition to the south end’s expansion, suites and arena box seating were updated and a multimedia graphic display and interactive digital archive were installed into the Athlete’s Atrium. The finished product has received rave reviews from IU fans as the ambience of the arena was maintained but beautifully enhanced with added amenities.

Congratulations to the Shiel Sexton project team: Tom Scheele, Senior Vice President, Joel Scheele, Project Manager; Chris Harrison, Senior Superintendent; Kyle Petre, Assistant Project Manager; Martin Niemczewski, Project Engineer; Ed Brandt, Senior Estimator; and Taylor Smith, Intern, on this slam dunk of a project!

To view more ENR Best Project Winners, visit ENR’s website here.

Check out the new aspects of Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall below.

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