Designer: Story Design
Project Size: 4,500 sq. ft.
On June 30, 2018, the state of Iowa faced a large system of rain storms, causing flooding in many areas, including the Drake University campus. One of the locations that flooded on the campus was the Meet Operations room, which sits just underneath the stadium near the finish line.
The Meet Operations room is used as a space for winning racers to relax for a few moments and media to take pictures and conduct interviews with the winners, especially during the Drake Relays and Iowa High School State Track meets. With the room sitting at a lower point in the stadium, the reconstruction done by Story after the flood meant that the space needed to be finished in a way to make it watertight while still looking professional for the events.
Due to other priority spaces needing repaired on campus before classes began again, construction on the room could not begin until mid-February, but everything needed to be completed before the Drake Relays event in April. This tight deadline made utilizing CP 2.0 crucial. "Being able to see what is happening when and having something to hold everyone accountable helped make the project a success," said Kelly Foster, project manager for Drake.