Charlottesville, VA

UVA Davenport Field and Stadium Renovation/ Expansion

Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection (MEP/FP) Engineering
LEED Fundamental Commissioning
LEED Energy Modeling

In 2002, the University of Virginia (UVa) replaced its former baseball field bleachers and dugouts with a new facility that houses dugouts, team and coaches’ locker rooms, coaches’ offices, training room, pitching bullpens, fully conditioned press box and skyboxes, covered stadium seating, concessions and ample public restrooms. In 2009, the home team locker room was enhanced and the team facilities were expanded to include visiting team and coaches’ locker rooms, weight and meeting rooms, and a Hall of Fame. Since that time, additional grandstands and amenities have been added as the fan-base and excitement continue to grow. The latest renovation/expansion includes additional seating, food service and administrative facilities, and improved pedestrian access.

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  • MEP/FP engineering. 2RW designed the MEP/FP systems for the built-out facility, as well as the field and site lighting. The field lighting was designed to minimize light trespass to surrounding properties and vertical light pollution, while maintaining lighting levels that meet the standards for televised play established by the NCAA and ESPN.
  • LEED Fundamental Commissioning. 2RW also commissioned the built-out facility, ensuring that all energy-using systems were operating properly and efficiently. The commissioning process identified numerous functional discrepancies—such as faulty HVAC and lighting controls, improper control wiring and damper operation – that, left unchecked, would have resulted in equipment malfunctions, improperly ventilated and conditioned spaces, and wasted energy. Once the issues were alleviated by the contractor, the systems functioned as intended, delivering significant energy savings.
  • LEED Energy Modeling. To meet the LEED Certification requirements, 2RW is providing consultation regarding thermal performance of proposed exterior envelope construction, and MEP systems.

The baseball program experienced immediate, renewed success as a by-product of the renovations. UVa’s on-field successes have garnered the team consistent national rankings, a significant increase in game attendance, and the University has been selected to host NCAA tournaments.

Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection (MEP/FP) Engineering
LEED Fundamental Commissioning
LEED Energy Modeling

OWNER: University of Virginia

TIMEFRAME: 2001–2003, 2009–2010, and 2016–in progress

SIZE: 10,000 SF

COST: $15 million


Host site of NCAA Division I Regional Tournament, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010 – 2013
Host Site of NCAA Division I Super Regional Tournament, 2010, 2011, 2013

LEED Silver