The renovation of the Doak Cambell Stadium’s Champions Club at the Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL was an incredible project for Acousti Engineering Company of Florida to be involved with. The new Champions Club offers a unique game-day experience for Florida State University (FSU) football fans this season and has been described as “the second generation of alumni clubs.”
There are two main levels to the Champions Club, with the upper section located on the sixth floor, adjacent to the top rows of the sideline bleachers at the stadium. This level has cushioned seats with backs, two bars, food options, and most importantly – incredible sound.
The lower level of the Champions Club is located directly beneath the seating of the upper tier. Every seat in the lower section, located on floor four, is completely covered in shade. The lobby is all inside with multiple bars and food stations. The seats are the same as the upper level.
For this project, Acousti was the Special Ceiling Contractor, providing and installing metal pan and beam ceilings. We used Hunter Douglas Tavola Beams with HPS perimeter and 300 c metal linear plank ceilings to complete this project.
Field dimension verification, time constraints, coordination with other trades, and timely material deliveries along with a complicated installation were major concerns for this project, which Acousti’s experience and expert field installation team were able to overcome to complete this project before Florida State’s home opener against Charleston Southern.
This project was a great success for Acousti’s Tallahassee team, as they were able to complete such an ambitious task for one of the largest universities in Florida. Project management from Acousti and the general contractor, Childers Construction, was crucial to the success of the project’s timeline.
Sector: Education / Stadium
General Contractor: Childers Construction
Architect: Rosser International Incorporated
Products: Hunter Douglas Tavola Beams with HPS perimeter, 300 c Metal Linear Plank Ceilings