497-230: Illinois Tech Sports Campus Revitalization

Meeting Days/Time
Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6:25 to 7:40 pm
Illinois Tech Athletics
Mark McKinney (ARCH) (mmckinn5@iit.edu or naoibri@gmail.com)
Appropriate Disciplines
Architectural Engineering, Architecture, Business, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Technology & Management, Information Technology & Management, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Psychology
Technical Innovation

Aged facilities and increased program needs have required the Illinois Tech Sports Campus to be evaluated for improvements, renovations, additions and revitalization. This will be a multi-faceted IPRO project with opportunities for students with majors related to the built environment and anyone with passion, interest and ideas about advancing and expanding our athletic facilities. Your contributions to this IPRO projects will have direct impact on Illinois Tech campus life. The Illinois Tech Athletics will be a significant resource and active partner with the IPRO team to assure that its findings, plans and recommendations can have the greatest possible impact on revitalizing the Illinois Tech Sports Campus.

The objective of this IPRO project is to define, evaluate, improve and expand the Illinois Tech Sports Campus. The IPRO team that is formed will evaluate the needs of the Illinois Tech Sports Campus, analyze and document the existing sports facilities, buildings and fields, construct 3-D digital models of the athletic facilities including an interactive sports campus map, and develop and present alternative design concepts and engineering solutions.

For the Summer 2016 semester, this IPRO is focused on understanding the Illinois Tech Sports Campus, preparing a master plan with a hierarchy of goals, and applying expansion and renovation solutions for expanding Hawks athletics facilities to the 3100 South Federal Building. For the Fall 2016 semester, this IPRO will continue the efforts of the Summer semester with the intention of taking the next steps in advancing the goals of the established Illinois Tech Sports Campus master plan. Goals may include, but are not limited to, planning renovation of the press box and dug outs at Ed Glancy Field, and preparing improvements for Keating Hall which will require an energy model and analysis, user-centered evaluations and other studies.

All students are welcome to join, but this IPRO project can benefit significantly from the following majors: Structural / Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology & Management, Business, Architectural Engineering, Architecture and related fields. The IPRO project will meet the objectives outlined above through the strengths of the interdisciplinary make-up of the students who participate.

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