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Clemson University marks construction milestone with new athletics facility

Staff //June 5, 2024//

Garvin Design Group, HNTB, and Thompson Turner Construction joined Clemson University for a special topping-out celebration at the new Watt Family Athletic Performance & Wellness Center on Wednesday, May 29.

Garvin Design Group, HNTB, and Thompson Turner Construction joined Clemson University for a special topping-out celebration at the new Watt Family Athletic Performance & Wellness Center on Wednesday, May 29.

Clemson University marks construction milestone with new athletics facility

Staff //June 5, 2024//

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Garvin Design Group, HNTB, and Thompson Turner Construction recently joined Clemson University for a topping-out event at the new Watt Family Athletic Performance & Wellness Center.

Located at the corner of Perimeter Road and Track Drive near Memorial Stadium, the new three-story Performance & Wellness Center is being constructed concurrently with the renovation of the adjacent Jervey Athletic Center, according to a news release.

The projects will provide a state-of-the-art new home for the volleyball program, as well as facilities for 450 student-athletes across campus, including:

• Strength and conditioning
• Wellness and recovery space
• Hydrotherapy and recovery pools
• Sports medicine clinic
• Gatorade fuel bar and sports nutrition services
• Student-athlete bistro outdoor dining terrace

The renovation project at Jervey Athletic Center is raising the roof of Jervey Gym by more than 12 feet and modifying a section of the existing building to include a Volleyball locker room, lounge, team room and other amenities, the release stated.

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“It’s a privilege to continue working with Clemson Athletics on cutting-edge amenities for student-athletes,” said Terry Buchmann, Garvin Design Group principal, in the release. “We’re proud to continue partnering with national sports design experts HNTB and now with Thompson Turner to deliver ambitious projects that keep Clemson out front nationally.”

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Garvin Design Group offers comprehensive planning and design services for a variety of project types and sizes, according to the release. The firm of 20 people has completed more than $1 billion worth of projects since its founding in 2003.

HNTB Corp. is a 109-year-old employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractor, according to the release.