Olivet CollegeCutler Events Center
Client Olivet College
Location Olivet, MI
Size (sq. ft) 44,500
Completion Date 2008
The 44,500-square-foot facility is a great asset that is used by the college and community for activities ranging from athletic events to commencement exercises, student events, guest speakers, concerts, and conferences. The building includes a fitness center, 100-meter track, locker rooms, coaches offices, and a wrestling room. Olivet’s men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, and wrestling programs also use the facility for practices and competitions.
The Events Center features several sustainable building elements. The building envelope has heightened its energy efficiencies with an increased R-value in the building walls and flat roof addition. Interior finishes are low impact with the gymnasium synthetic flooring meeting LEED certification for post-consumer recycled rubber shock pad. In total, 63% of total construction waste, or 79.48 tons, of drywall, concrete, and steel, were recycled during construction of the facility.
Other Projects Completed for Olivet College
Gillette Student Village
The new student housing building started in September 2007 and was completed in June 2008. It is a two-story, 36-bedroom, townhouse-style dorm. There is a total of nine suite-style units, each consisting of a full kitchen, living room, dining area, two full bathrooms (one on each floor), four bedrooms on the second floor, and a washer and dryer in each unit in the basement.
CSM Group served as the construction manager for Olivet College’s Pyne Pavilion project, a 4,000-square-foot, two-story concession building and luxury box pavilion at the College’s football stadium.
The project included a suite area, kitchenette, concessions area, conference room, and storage space. The second floor, which was the luxury viewing suite, included a butt-jointed glazing system, electric fireplace, three TV screens, hard tile flooring, custom tile backsplashes, Merillat cabinets, and a private restroom.