MVP Arena Locker Room Upgrades
Albany County | MVP Arena|Albany, New York
When Albany County wanted to upgrade the MVP Arena locker rooms, dressing rooms, and corridors before the first and second rounds of the NCAA basketball tournament scheduled for March 2023, they selected architecture+ to carry out the design. We collaborated with Albany County and arena operator, SMG, to design enhancements to the locker room and dressing rooms to better serve the performances and athletic competitions hosted by the Arena. This required working closely with SMG and ACFE to select unique, durable, and appropriate equipment and finishes for each area. Spaces were designed to have flexibility to cross purpose for different events. The improvements were comprehensive including building mechanical systems, plumbing, fire protection, electrical and communication systems, furniture and fixed equipment, and signage. Due to the area event schedule, the facility’s operations and activities needed to be maintained without disruption during construction. An extensive phasing plan was developed to ensure there was not interference with scheduled events.