Beamer-Lawson Indoor Practice Facility

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA | Athletic Facilities, Higher Education


HKS, Inc.




2016 AIA-Virginia Chapter Merit Award
2016 Sports/Entertainment Award of Merit - ENR MidAtlantic
2016 Design-Build Project/Team Award - Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)

About the Project

Structural design of 92,000 SF training facility for football, baseball, softball, lacrosse and soccer. Functional requirements included over 200,000 square feet of flexible training space, appropriate run-off clearances and padded walls for safety, 85-foot high clearance to accommodate special teams practice, high bay sports lighting and platforms at 20-foot and 60-foot heights allow for coaches and videographers to work both inside and out. Six garage doors allow a larger training area and ease of access, and a large translucent wall provides ambient light, minimizing the use of power to illuminate the space. LEED Silver certified.