Fairfield University – Leo D. Mahoney Arena

Fairfield, CT

This new 85,000 sf facility includes a 3,500-seat multi-use space for basketball, volleyball, or university events and concerts. The seating can be reconfigured to allow two practice courts or infilled to create an event or dining space. The venue includes a state-of-the-art broadcast and media center, as well as spaces devoted to student-athletes. The steel trusses span almost 200 feet in one direction and almost 150 feet in the other. The Center opened in November 2022 and had a total project cost of approximately $50M.

Architect: Centerbrook Architects

2023 First Place, Higher Education (large) Project Team Awards, Connecticut Building Congress

2023 ENR New England, Regional Best Projects, Sports/Entertainment, Award of Merit

2023 SEAoNY Structural Engineering Excellence Finalist

Honorable Mention, Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Awards 2023