1. Perform replacement design services for the lower bowl retractable seating in Redbird Arena. Redbird Arena was opened in 1989 and seats approximately 10,000 patrons. The seating is divided between the "upper bowl" and the "lower bowl" with an encompassing concourse that separates he two. The lower bowl is accessed from the concourse and the floor level event area. The lower level currently provides seating for 3,874, not including accessible spaces.
This project is necessary for patron access and comfort while viewing events at Redbird Arena. Design services will require consultation and coordination with Athletic administration to understand the range of events and sports seasons to be accommodated.
The scope of design services includes, but may not be limited to:
a. Dismantle/remove existing lower bowl retractable seating.
b. Design new code compliant layouts and prepare plans and specifications for bid purposes and perform construction administration services for the installation of new lower bowl retractable seating.
c. Plans and specifications shall include all requirements for applicable codes and accessibility. The design may include up to eight accessible seating platforms at the concourse level.
d. The project design will include accommodations for future private suites to be constructed at the concourse level. See item 2, below.
2. Perform design services for the construction of up to seven donor suites (similar in nature to the existing Scholarship Suite). These are integral to the retractable seating components and need to be factored into to each others' designs. These are secure, semi-enclosed spaces with patron amenities. These suites will likely be installed as part of a phased effort, with three to four being installed in conjunction with the seating installation. The scope of design services includes, but may not be limited to:
a. Confirm that the seven identified locations can accept construction of a donor suite (sight lines, constructability, etc.)
b. Confirm size/capacity/amenities of each donor suite and present to Athletic administration.
c. Plans and specifications shall include all requirements for applicable codes and accessibility.
d. Make recommendations for sequence of installation of suites.
Design firms interested in submitting their qualifications should have demonstrated knowledge and experience with these athletic venue projects. No project costs have been established for this project at this time. The design consultants will be responsible for developing a complete project budget as their design progresses.
As a project funded by the University, the following are required:
- Complete A/E 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) during the entire design process
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790
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