Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
Coe College is a nationally recognized coeducational liberal arts college founded in Cedar Rapids, IA in 1851. There are approximately 1300 students that come from 33 different states and over 15 foreign countries.
Project: Moray L. Eby Gym.
Moray L. Eby Gym is the home to the Coe College volleyball, basketball, and wrestling teams. The Eby gymnasium is typically busy from early morning to late evening to accommodate the athletic and recreational needs of students. As well, all of Coe’s athletic fields are in high demand during the fall and spring athletic seasons. Eby Gym was built in 1930 and remodeled in the 1970’s.
Update the current space by providing a performance gym atmosphere. The location of the old gym floor was not centered in the building. Some of the old bleachers were fixed to the wall and some of the bleachers were portable. This often required additional labor to set up and tear down. An outdated and inadequate crows nest did not serve the needs for the media.
About the Solution:
By centering the basketball court Coe was able to provide wall mounted Irwin Telescopic bleachers on all four walls. A new 40’ media area with Irwin Seating fixed tables and modesty panels were installed behind one of the bleacher section. This addition also created additional storage space. With the relocation of the court new basketball backstops by Draper were installed at new locations. Moving the court meant moving the Fair-Play scoreboards that Coe purchased from Iowa Direct two years earlier.
This project was a fast track project that was decided in February of 2007. Old material needed to be removed and new product needed to be installed by August 2007. The work needed to be coordinated around other trades. i.e.: new lighting, new floor, and painting. Summer camps in June and July are also a big part of Eby Gym’s use. The coordination was accomplished and the deadline was met.
3120 Capital Way
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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