Bob Carpenter Center Addition

Newark, DE

BKM provided the m/e/p design services for this 50,000-square-foot, two-story addition as well as the infrastructure upgrades to the existing Bob Carpenter Center.

The Bob Carpenter Center (BCC) is the home of the University of Delaware’s basketball program. Opened in 1992, "The Bob" has a seating capacity of 5,000 for Blue Hens' games. The facility also hosts concerts and graduation ceremonies.

The new addition houses the dedicated basketball and volleyball practice gyms, along with team-specific locker rooms, lounges, video rooms, coaches’ offices and administrative support spaces. The main entrance consists of a two-story grand lobby, which doubles as the basketball and volleyball Hall of Fame.

Project Details

  • Client University of Delaware
  • Size 193,535 SF
  • Cost $35 M
  • Architect HNTB Architecture, Inc.