DFD #09B1U

LaBahn Arena

The project will construct a four level 98,250 ASF/ 120,000 GSF new facility and renovate 8,000 GSF in the existing Kohl Center located at 601 West Dayton Street for a women’s/men’s hockey practice facility and women’s hockey performance facility. The new construction will include a 90’ x 200’ ice sheet, spectator seating for approximately 4,000, team locker rooms for UW, visitor locker rooms, concessions, public toilets, pre-function/circulation space, and women’s hockey coaches’ offices. It also includes a support services location for our men’s and women’s swimming programs. The main feature of this space would include locker and team room functions to support both of these teams.

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Total $33,626,000
Construction $27,370,000
A/E & Other Fees $2,313,000
FF&E $1,899,000
Contingency $832,000
DFD Fee $1,128,000
% for Art $84,000
Gift Funds $24,626,000
PRSB $9,000,000


A/E Selection 05/2009
Planning 05/2009
Programming 06/2009
10% Concept Report 07/2009
35% Design Report 09/2009 – 01/2010
Construction Documents 02/2010 – 08/2010
Bid Date 02/2011
Construction 05/2011 – 10/2012
Substantial Completion 10/2012
Occupancy 10/2012

Key Stakeholders

Occupants Athletic Department
User Reps Barry Fox
UW PM Ann Hayes
DFD PM Sam Calvin
A/E Kahler Staler, Inc.
Design Arch. N/A
Landscape Arch. Ken Saiki Design
Structural Engr. N/A
General Contractor J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
Plumbing Zimmerman Plumbing, Inc.
Mechanical General Heating Inc.
Fire Protection Fireline Sprinkler Corp.
Electrical H&H Electric Inc.

Area Data

GSF 128,000
ASF 98,250
Efficiency 76.76%
Construction $/GSF $213.83
Total Project $/GSF $262.70

All plants and grass surrounding this site require no irrigation.

Low-emitting paints, sealants, adhesives, carpets and furnishings were used throughout this facility.

The LaBahn Arena is the first project in the U.S. to use Bubbledeck ®, a structural support system using plastic spheres.