DeVos Field House / Hope College
Job Type: Audio/Visual, Power
Client Type: Education
The DeVos Fieldhouse is home to the offices for the department of kinesiology and the college’s athletic training program. It is also the home court for the volleyball and basketball programs. With a 102,000 square feet, DeVos is a major sports venue that needs top quality sound to enhance spectator experience now and in the future.
This needed to be a centerpiece for the Hope College community. Tim Brown, former announcer for Hope College Basketball, called DeVos Fieldhouse “a place for which the entire Hope family is hugely grateful. It’s a grand place to both see and hear a basketball game. Our friends at Parkway have done us a great favor!”
The challenge on this project was how to best take advantage of a great opportunity. When this project was at about 50% completion a new speaker technology hit the market, providing superior performance at an affordable price. Through planning, some pre-building, and co-operation with crews, we were able to incorporate the new speakers without compromising the timeline.