Feature Photo: The south entrance to the Alamodome. Image: Google Streets.
by Adolfo Pesquera
San Antonio (Bexar County) — Marmon Mok Architect LP of San Antonio was awarded a professional services agreement by City Council on Thursday for the design and construction of architectural improvements at the Alamodome that the council wants in place in time for the 2025 NCAA Men’s Final Four.
The contract, valued at $1.26 million, is the result of a Request for Qualifications that was issued by the city on Feb. 1. Six firms submitted their qualifications by the March 18 deadline. The other respondents were Muñoz & Company Inc., Gensler, Douglas Architects, HKS Inc., and Beaty Palmer Architects Inc.
The city hosted the 2018 NCAA Men’s Final Four. A condition of the city’s deal to host in 2018 was the expansion of the Alamodome by 24,000 square feet with a state-of-the-art field level multipurpose room for postgame interviews and press conferences, and an additional 26,000 square feet of east and west concourse space, which include an exterior Beer Gardens.
In that same year, it was announced that the Alamodome would host the 2025 NCAA Men’s Final Four. To prepare for the 2025 event, the city agreed to additional interior improvements.
Scope of Work:
This project will provide for 14 new Club Level suites to the southern end. The suites shall include operable partitions between each suite to allow for flexibility of room size.
The existing Press Area at the Mezzanine Level will be enhanced with the addition of four new suits that can be converted into one large event space.
The fifth level concession and circulation area are to be updated with similar enhancements as completed in the east and west sides of the Plaza Level. These improvements are to include new kitchen, kitchen equipment and point of sales areas, new flooring, wall painting, LED monitor, signage sound system and lighting.
Marmon Mok’s contract provides design and construction administration services, including architecture, structural engineering, mechanical/plumbing, and electrical design. The design services will include basic programming consideration, construction drawings and specifications, assessments of probably cost, permitting coordination, bid phase services, construction administration, project closeout and other duties as typically provided.
Design is expected to begin in July and construction is anticipated to be completed by June 2024. The funding will come from certificates of obligation, as included in the FY 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Program.
VBX Project ID 2021-0E31