The project team transformed what was previously the University’s Lombardi Recreation Center into a amazing new facility which serves the Nevada Basketball team and all student athletes. Opened in late 2017, this 106,000-square-foot facility features two full-length NCAA basketball courts and eight portable and retractable hoops. It has new gym flooring, LED lighting, and scoreboard along with a state-of-the-art audio system. Adjacent to the overhauled gym there is a strength and conditioning center, nutrition bar (for protein shakes), new locker space areas, and coaches’ offices. The new office area includes a film room with storefront view to the basketball court for coaches, trainers and recruiters. Even the parking lot and landscaping got a tune-up in this overhaul. Q&D worked closely with the owner and designer to address the project challenges including asbestos abatement, adjusting the support structure for new the new baskets, and equipment coordination.
Ramon Sessions, NBA player and former UNR Wolf Pack athlete, attended the facility dedication of the new Ramon Sessions Basketball Performance Center. Sessions gave a generous $1,000,000 donation to help make this project a reality. Q&D is working with the project team on the next phase to remodel the rest of the building into a dance studio for the Arts Department.
“Dreams do come true and this is a dream for me.”
– Ramon Sessions, NBA Player and Former UNR Wolf Pack Athlete