Sustainable Buildings

    GVSU Kelly Family Sports Center

    The Kelly Family Sports Center at Grand Valley State University offers students a multi-functional venue for fitness courses, athletics practices, and intramural team events. The dominant feature inside the building is the full sized turf football/soccer field that can be used full length or be divided crosswise into three equal small fields. The building height at the middle of the field of over 60 feet allows teams to place kick for field goals and kickoffs. A six lane, 300 meter rubberized track surface, surrounds the turf field. Additional areas are prepared for jumping events, and other field events, such as shot put. Seating is offered for over 800 spectators. Multi-purpose rooms are provided with athletic flooring to allow for their use as classroom space, meeting rooms, or for instruction in judo, dance, and other fitness activities.

    Support spaces include training facilities, locker rooms, rest rooms for spectators, concessions, and substantial storage for equipment.

    The project is U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold certified™. LEED analysis performed by Erhardt included studies of passive solar collection, photo-voltaic electricity, geothermal cooling and earth-tube fresh air tempering systems.

    Project at a glance

    • Client: Grand Valley State University
    • Location: Allendale, Michigan
    • Footage: 137,662 square feet


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