eSports Gaming Arena

The design of the one-of-a-kind cutting-edge Training Arena was inspired by a skate park, another “alternative” sport.

November 2, 2018

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Harrisburg University, Harrisburg, PA

The design of this distinctive and energizing training and practice arena was inspired by a park for skateboarding, another alternative sport. The flexible and accessible design incorporates multiple floor levels and integrates technology, lighting, acoustics and security to form a worthy and effective stage for the Storm, Harrisburg University’s dynamic and scholarship-supported eSports team.

The 6,100 gsf arena has one of the largest video walls at an East Coast college. It also accommodates the requisite technology hardware–30 gaming computers and 24-inch monitors with high-end graphic cards configured by HP Omen–as well as ergonomic gaming chairs from Respawn. Augmenting the main training space are a student lounge, coaching room and a large collaborative space.

Murray was responsible for interior architectural design as well as custom design of the floor lighting, student desks and tables.

All Photos by Bob Skalkowski Photography


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