University of California, Los Angeles Wasserman Football Performance Center
Los Angeles, California
- Services Civil Engineering
- Market(s) Education, Sports
- Sustainability LEED Platinum 75,000 gallon storm water detention and infiltration system
Award of Merit - Water Efficiency, LA Sustainable Innovation Awards, 2018
Sustainability Award, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and USG Corporation, 2018
Award of Merit, ENR California Best Projects Sports/Entertainment, 2018
Award of Merit - Resiliency, LA Sustainable Innovation Awards, 2018
72,000gross square feet
- Owner University of California, Los Angeles
- Architect ZGF
- Contractor PCL Construction Services, Inc.
- Team Los Angeles, CA
State-of-the-art Complex Representative of the UCLA’s Football Heritage
Packed with sustainable features, the new training facility is intended to raise the caliber of UCLA’s football program. Located in the central zone of the UCLA campus and adjacent to Spaulding Field, the facility includes coach offices, strength and weight training/hydrotherapy space, lounge space, locker rooms, film viewing rooms, a 160-seat auditorium and other support spaces. A new outdoor plaza linking the new facility with the existing Los Angeles Tennis Center, Pauley Pavilion, The Acosta Athletic Complex, and the new Mo Ostin Basketball Center (another KPFF project) helps reinforce the urban fabric of the campus.
In addition to the site and utility designs to make the facility operational, the civil scope included the reconstruction of Spaulding Field, the transformation of the South Plaza, and the integration of a new loading and services access to the existing Pauley Pavilion service tunnel. Limited existing sanitary sewer infrastructure capacity and recurring drainage problems led KPFF to develop large scale hydrology and hydraulics studies to help UCLA assess the issues and evaluate options. These studies led to the construction of sewer infrastructure upgrades, and a 75,000 gallon storm water detention and infiltration system designed to alleviate some the campus storm drainage issues and meet the project sustainability goals.