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