Designs for two Marshall University building projects recognized by AIA
The designs for two recent building projects at Marshall University have been recognized by the West Virginia chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
At the chapter’s Design Awards banquet on Saturday, Huntington firm Edward Tucker Architects Inc. received a Merit Award for Design Excellence for its work on the university’s new men’s and women’s basketball locker rooms in the Cam Henderson Center. The firm also received an Honor Award for Design Excellence for its design of the Marshall University Forensic Science Center, located on the north end of the former Fairfield Stadium.
The locker room design features an entrance hall colonnade that leads to a game film theater, lounge and kitchenette, as well as the customary lockers, showers and toilet facilities. A state-of-the-art audio and video system also was incorporated.
The Forensic Science Center was constructed in three phases and includes high-tech classrooms, DNA training and research laboratories, a digital evidence laboratory, chemistry and microscopy laboratories, and offices.
Both projects were completed in 2009. Oval Construction Management of Charleston was the general contractor for the locker rooms, while Neighborgall Construction of Huntington was the contractor for the Forensic Science Center.
The annual awards recognize exemplary design projects located in the state or designed by West Virginia architects.