Cheel Ice Arena Infrastructure
Another architect was already under contract for a renovation and addition to Clarkson’s ice arena, and in addition to the infrastructure upgrades around campus, the University recommended LaBella to also provide infrastructure upgrades for the arena project.
LaBella completed the site design, including sidewalk, road, and parking lot improvements; a new loading dock; stormwater; utilities; and landscaping for the Cheel Ice Arena renovation and addition. The project began construction in fall 2018 and was completed in fall 2020. Adding more than 30,000 sq. ft. to the building, the project was implemented over several construction phases to ensure the space was at least partially functional at all times.
Groundwater conditions discovered during construction of the building created concerns for the University and the design team. LaBella worked with the design team to investigate and prepare a solution that alleviated long term concerns.
The facility will be among the venues for the Adirondack Global Sports Commission to use in the World University Games in 2023.