KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 21, 2009) – Duke University has joined other top NCAA schools by selecting HNTB Architecture to develop its master plan for expanding athletic and recreational facilities. The 30-week project will set the blueprint for how Duke addresses its various sports-related facilities needs in the coming years.
Duke University has a rich athletic heritage,” said Tom Tingle, national director of sports architecture for HNTB and the firm’s principal-in-charge for this project. “HNTB will work with Duke’s Athletic Department to further strengthen this legacy for future Blue Devils.”
According to Tingle, the 2,000-acre Duke campus currently faces several pressing facilities needs for student recreation as well as intercollegiate athletics, including enhancements and renovations for the football and baseball complexes. HNTB will incorporate input from several affected groups into a comprehensive athletic master plan that will be integrated with the university’s overall master plan.
Over the past decade, HNTB has completed athletic master plans for 12 NCAA Division I schools, including Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan and Harvard. Duke becomes the 13th.
HNTB’s sports division, created in 1975, also has been involved the expansion of numerous college football stadiums, the design of several minor league baseball stadiums, the development of Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver and currently is working for the San Francisco 49ers.
“Our company’s in-depth knowledge of sports, revenue generation, technology, operations and maintenance continues to deliver projects that exhibit design excellence, innovation and positive financial performance,” said Tingle.
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