Owner: University of Louisville
Construction Manager: Messer Construction
Building: 43,000 sq ft
Completion: Fall 2016
Electrical Contract: $1,600,000.00
Thorntons Academic Center of Excellence is an impressive space for its student-athletes. It is located beneath the Norton Terrace at the south end of the Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Built for all 23 of the UofL Sports Programs, this state-of-the-art Thorntons Academic Center of Excellence houses academic operations and provides a central location for all student-athletes and academic staff, further assisting UofL student-athletes to excel in the classroom.
The over 40,000-square-foot center features tutorial areas, a high-performance training table to feed the student-athletes, computer laboratories, and office and classroom space that will serve over 750 student-athletes across the Cardinals' 23 sports on a daily basis. A massive artistic video wall greets visitors upon entry in the Republic Bank Atrium and segmented spaces throughout the facility are numerous. The 204-seat auditorium is equipped with an 18.5 feet by 10.5 feet screen and projection system.
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