University of South Carolina
Rice Athletics Center

Project Location

Columbia, SC


Athletics & Recreation, Education


General Contracting

Square Footage


Schedule Duration

17 months

University of South Carolina Rice Athletics Center


  • Construction of a new, three-story Athletics Center with athletic administrative departments, coaching offices and support spaces


  • Each floor is marked with features unique to the University’s athletics program and heritage

  • First floor: Two-story Gamecock gallery, 65-inch televisions streaming the greatest moments in Gamecock history, the Gamecock Club, common areas, media relations, marketing and ticket office

  • Second floor: Office “pods” designed as shared space for sports departments and head/assistant coaches. Each pod is anchored by a conference room and connected to the central spine of the building by small corridors with life-size sports graphics. Extended gallery space offers courtyard views

  • Third floor: Athletics administration, business and travel, and compliance department office pods with 24-foot ceilings and clerestory windows. The Doyle and Dana McBride Terrace overlooks the entire Athletics Village

  • Energy efficient and sustainable, reducing water use by 50.3 percent; 26.2 percent of building materials contain recycled material; more than 244 tons of construction material was diverted from landfills and recycled; registered for LEED® certification with the goal of Gold

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