Slane Student Center
High Point, North Carolina
Project Owner: High Point University
Designer: Mercer Architecture and Perkins Eastman
Frank L. Blum Construction Company built the 64,149-square-foot addition to Slane Student Center at High Point University. The building includes an upper level running track visible from two exercise areas, and conversation groupings. The lower level features a varsity basketball court and includes a full service food court.
Challenges of this project included minimal staging areas and a complicated site, plus construction of a heated outdoor swimming pool and poolhouse area. The face of the original Student Activity Center, built in 1962, had to be demolished while guaranteering the safety of students and staff without impeding business in its bookstore or cafeteria. The new addition had to be complementary in style and materials to the original structure.
Each phase of the multi-phased project was completed on time for use by students, visitors, and staff.