The existing athletic space at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, consisted of five separate facilities that had minimal or no connections to each other. A master plan was developed to tie together the athletic complex under one roof.
The women's volleyball, men's and women's basketball programs shared the Horesji Family Athletic Center as a practice facility, as well as a game-day facility for volleyball. Small locker room facilities and equipment rooms were in Allen Fieldhouse, the 16,300-seat game-day facility for men's and women's basketball. Coaches offices were in the Wagnon/Parrott Student Academic Center, and strength and conditioning were in the Anderson Family Strength Center.
The improvements added 38,000 square feet of new facilities, including a men's and women's basketball practice facility connected to the volleyball facility on the south, men's and women's coaches suites to the north, and locker room facilities and game-day facility to the east. The practice facility was designed with many of the features found in the San Antonio Spurs practice facility.
A new donor atrium overlooks the practice court and provides a space for socializing before and during games.
Gould Evans is architect for the project.