University of Iowa Fieldhouse - Iowa City, IA
The University of Iowa’s popular Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex was in need of a major expansion. In addition to a lack of space, wear was beginning to show throughout the complex. Paying special attention to the existing complex’s design, Shive-Hattery and Russell Construction worked together to create a $12 million, 87,000-square-foot addition that integrates seamlessly with the existing structure. Cladding Corp's Terra5 panels were selected for this project. Achieving U.S. Green Building Council LEED Silver certification, the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex addition integrates several sustainable features such as water-efficient plumbing fixtures that use 55% less water and efficient lighting, including T5 fluorescent lighting indoors and LED lighting outdoors, with an emphasis on light pollution reduction. The green-building elements incorporated into the design reduced energy costs, and also led to financial incentives from the local utility.