Detroit, MI


U of M Yost Ice Arena

By removing the decades-old coverings on the original arched windows, ROSSETTI transformed this arena from a dark hockey barn into a bright, modern arena while retaining its historic feel. The building was constructed in 1928, however, several renovations did not address the windows.  With a new glazing system and technology on the exterior window openings, the system provides nearly 75% daylight transmission while reducing heat gain.

The $16 million renovation also includes a dramatic face lift to public amenities including concourses, concession stations, restroom facilities, the press box and technology systems. ROSSETTI renovated and re-purposed 16 Champions Boxes from former offices as well as the arena's East Club. The unique "Ice Box" is a corner platform used for corporate entertaining.The University's famous maize and blue colors are integrated into the environmental graphics throughout the arena.

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Status: Built
Location: Ann Arbor, MI, US
Firm Role: Renovation Architect