Location: Tampa, FL
Contractor: Miller Construction Management
The Bob Martinez Athletics Center, named for the University of Tampa alumnus who served as Mayor of Tampa, Governor of Florida and President Bush’s cabinet-level Drug Czar, was opened in July 1984. The facility is home to the University of Tampa Spartans men’s and women’s basketball teams in addition to the volleyball team. The main gymnasium houses three full-size courts with permanent seating for over 3,000 to view the main court. It also includes a training room, weight room, athlete locker rooms, classrooms and offices for the athletic and physical education departments. This project required a unique and custom solution to modernize the gym. In particular, Door and Hardware worked with Miller Construction Management to update the gymnasium and provided multi-door hurricane rated transom frames. These openings are NOA and Florida Building Code Hurricane rated and required significant coordination between the design imagined by the architects and what is physically possible within the building code testing limitations.