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McCarthey Athletic Center

Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA

The McCarthey Athletic Center is the new home for the Gonzaga University Bulldogs basketball games. The 6,000 seat Arena was completed within a 20-month period using a design-build process. The design and construction responded to tight budget parameters and resulted in a spectacular, state-of-the-art athletic center.

To replicate the standing-room-only feeling of the former "Kennel", McCarthey was designed with steep seating risers, making every seat feel closer to the basketball floor than with normally tiered seating. A powerful speaker cluster hangs over center court, with two high-resolution video displays at each end and two LED boards running the length of the court. A comprehensive media infrastructure accommodates broadcasts from the facility.

“This place is unbelievable, this is absolutely the nicest venue to play college basketball in the United States right now.”

Mark Few, Gonzaga University Men's Basketball Coach

Awards

  • Merit Award, Robert Fraser Excellence in Masonry Design Awards (2008)
  • Design Citation, American Institute of Architects, Spokane Chapter (2006)
  • Merit Award, Athletic Business Magazine Architectural Showcase (2006)
  • Honor Award, Robert Fraser Excellence in Masonry Design Awards (2005)
  • Merit Award, Excellence in Masonry Design, Masonry Institute of Washington (2005)

Design Associate: Ellerbe Becket