Gensler Replaces SHoP on Quicken Loans Arena Renovation
The redesign of the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, will move forward with Gensler replacing SHoP Architects on the project. Detroit-based stadia design specialist Rossetti will continue to serve on the $140 million project, which is slated for completion in 2019.
SHoP’s overhaul will wrap the venue in a new glazed facade that expands its footprint closer to the street. In addition to new outdoor event spaces, the plan will include upgrades to all six interior levels, which will be expanded to increase the functionality of the main concourse and other public gathering spaces. Home to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the arena—affectionately referred to as the Q—is among the oldest facilities in the National Basketball Association at 22 years old.
“The expansion and momentum in Cleveland is riding a brand new platform for building and good fortune and the Q is part of this panorama,” said Gensler Firmwide Sports Activities Apply Space Chief Ryan Sickman. “It’s rewarding to be a part of such an impactful challenge that can lend a hand power and mirror the group’s enlargement and colourful long run for years yet to come. We’re fascinated by handing over an enhanced consumer revel in and expanded capability whilst serving to create an all-new glance and connectivity to town.”