SFA helped refine UW – Eau Claire’s vision, right-size the design, formalize partnerships, and gain support for the Sonnentag Complex. In 2021, the student body approved a plan to utilize a portion of their fees to support the development and operations of the facility, and UW – Eau Claire is now in the process of finalizing the design and moving forward with development of a multi-purpose venue that will serve students, student athletes, alumni, and community members through sports, recreation, wellness, and event programming.
During the planning and design process, SFD worked as an “Owner’s Representative” in partnership with the design and construction teams to ensure the facility design supports the Pro Forma. This included critical adjacencies, space planning, and operational details. The SFD venue design team ensured the athletic spaces and equipment meet the requirements for leagues, tournaments, events, and other supporting programming through our FF&E (Furnishings, Fixture & Equipment) procurement process.