Chase Center at the USTA National Tennis Center
       
     
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Chase Center at the USTA National Tennis Center
       
     
Chase Center at the USTA National Tennis Center

One of the newer buildings on the Flushing Meadows campus, this venue consists of an entrance lobby, 12 indoor courts, and a viewing and lounge area. For the USTA’s new training facility, cost consultants were providing us early estimates of nearly $60 million for a building that had been budgeted at approximately $40 million. Most of this cost was directly tied to structural steel costs.

In a somewhat radical approach, we approached Butler Manufacturing - the world’s leading producer of steel building systems - who are known for inexpensive (though frequently less attractive) prefabricated buildings. It seemed as if there was an opportunity to easily take their pre-engineered system and adopt it for far less cost than a traditional steel structure.

In the end, the building looked nothing like a typical Butler facility and was built for millions less than the estimates that had originally been given on the earlier, more traditional system.

PROJECT STATISTICS
LOCATION: Queens, New York
CLIENT: United States Tennis Association
SIZE: 12 courts
YEAR: 2006-2009
COST: $40,000
PROJECT TYPE: Training Facility, Interior Design and Branding, Sponsor Integration & Activation

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