KSU Basketball Practice Facility [Manhattan, KS] : The process began with a comprehensive master planning phase that explored expansion options for the football and basketball venues, and identified site amenities to enhance the game-day experience. The final master plan established a clear strategy for short and long-range improvements.
The new basketball practice facility followed, and was completed in 2012. Site improvements include an inviting main entry plaza, well-defined walkways and outdoor spaces, carefully crafted vertical pedestrian connections to upper building levels, and a ‘prairie motif’ comprised of native limestone site elements and indigenous vegetation.
Brett Payton was involved in all site planning, design, and project management phases of this project while at a previous firm.