Chalres Wyly Athletic Center Expansion – Louisiana Tech Univeristy - Ruston, Louisiana
Chalres Wyly Athletic Center Expansion – Louisiana Tech Univeristy - Ruston, Louisiana
Chalres Wyly Athletic Center Expansion – Louisiana Tech Univeristy - Ruston, Louisiana
with: Tipton Associates, Yeager Watson Associates
Ruston, Louisiana
client: Louisiana Tech University
completed: Proposed

This proposed addition to the Athletic Center seeks to reorganize, expand, and synthesize the football activities at Louisiana Tech while completing the crescent of the south end zone of Joe Aillet Stadium. Additionally, the existing football offices would be transformed into the offices for track, tennis, softball, and soccer.

The expansion of the ground floor facilities consists of two auditorium-style meeting rooms, position breakout rooms, a weight training room and team locker rooms. At the second floor, the needs of the student-athlete are given priority with the inclusion of a new academic center.

At the center of the second floor is the Stadium Club, an event space that provides panoramic views down to the field and is designed to accommodate 300 to 400 people, as well as the football coaching staff suite. Tiered exterior seating for 125 can be accessed directly from the Stadium Club. A pair of private luxury suites is elevated above, on the third floor.