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Penn State Athletics Chooses Populous To Help With Facilities Renovation Plan

Populous, a global collective of architects, designers, technical experts, and industry veterans, was selected to help Penn State facilities form a master plan of renovation and long term plans for Penn State athletics. Populous has more than 30 years of experience in designing stadiums that create an optimal fan experience while enhancing the revenue of the team or university that plays at the stadium. With more than 2,000 projects globally under its belt, Populous has had a hand in more than 200 major worldwide events including the Olympic Games, World Cups, Super Bowls, and NCAA Final Fours, in addition to the 2001 Beaver Stadium renovation and expansion.

The renovation plan, dubbed the Master Plan, will address all the venues of Penn State’s 31 varsity programs and will cater towards the needs of its student-athletes, administration, coaches, and staff. The scope of the work will focus on a ten-year horizon as well as goals for 20 years and beyond. With a prioritized implementation strategy, the Master Plan looks to develop a conceptual level of total project costs along with a site plan that establishes a great on-site relationship with pedestrians and vehicle traffic.

The Populous plan looks to aid in the crafting of the Master Plan and the project is expected to be complete by mid-summer of 2016. With the recent statement made by Athletic Director Sandy Barbour talking about potentially replacing Beaver Stadium, Penn State fans should know that their beloved stadium is in good hands.

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Ben Rappaport

is a junior English and Journalism major at Penn State. He loves spending way too much money on concerts and music festivals. Ben can usually be found walking around campus listening to Kanye West. A fun fact about him is he once was resuscitated from unconsciousness by Pusha T's verse on the song "Mercy." Feel free to contact him at [email protected] or follow him on twitter at @Benrappp.

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