William & Mary Kaplan Arena Revitalization

Williamsburg, VA

William & Mary Kaplan Arena Revitalization

Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineering

Kaplan Arena’s revitalization is part of William & Mary’s plan to achieve a new level of excellence by 2025. The renovated arena and new state-of-the-art Sports Performance Center will be the home for Athletics Department and will advance excellence in W&M’s 23 varsity sports programs. This project will increase the arena’s capacity, improve the athletics experience, bolster recruitment, enhance the game-day atmosphere for fans, and better serve the W&M community.

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This project entails updates to the existing arena and a building addition that houses a new Sports Performance Center. The new center features full-size basketball and volleyball practice courts, sports medicine space, and strength and conditioning areas. The arena will gain a new entrance, lobby, and academic area and upgrades to the student section, spectator and concourse club seating areas, hospitality areas, courtside club, restrooms, and locker rooms.

2RW first conducted an MEP assessment to review and document the condition of the arena’s existing HVAC and plumbing systems. From the study’s findings, the team developed a plan for retaining some of the existing building system components and replacing or upgrading others with new and refurbished equipment to balance W&M’s energy efficiency and budget requirements.

Additionally, 2RW is providing MEP design services for:

  • The new Sports Performance Center MEP systems and updates to Kaplan Arena’s systems
  • A pool dehumidification unit in the performance center hydrotherapy room
  • A new building automation system
  • Refurbished custom rooftop air handling units serving the arena and connecting to existing duct work
  • A new domestic water heating system and water-conserving fixtures
  • Upgraded switchboards, panels, and transformers
  • A new LED sports lighting system with controls for professional quality broadcasting
Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineering

OWNER: William & Mary

TIMEFRAME: 2019 – 2022 (est.)

SIZE: 131,000 SF Renovation; 36,000 SF Addition

COST: $38 million

  • Innovative design that integrates new and refurbished building system components with existing components to meet budget requirements
  • Integration of new building systems in the Sports Performance Center with existing arena systems
  • Careful planning and coordination that will allow the arena to remain operational during construction

Targeting LEED Silver