Rock Hill Indoor Athletic Center
The sports complex is part of the University Center (adjacent to Winthrop University, hence the namesake) — and part of this larger new development on a 23-acre site that will incorporate the textile mill town’s history. An important goal for the client and our team was to blend the existing historic mill architecture with modern design elements. Renovating the 1939 bleachery, chosen exterior materials include red brick masonry and industrial metal panels — while inside, interior finishes consist of natural hardwoood floors, stained concrete, rubber flooring, and oversized experiential sports graphics.
The athletics venue provides a much-needed communal space for sports events and tourism. University Center will also contain retail, food vendors, restaurants, apartments, a hotel, and outdoor entertainment areas.