Georgia Southwestern State University had an existing gymnasium that no longer served the needs of the growing student population. It was the goal of the University to create a facility that would serve the recreational needs of the campus, but in addition, serve as a convocation hall. The AA basketball arena and convocation hall seating for 3,000 serves as the anchor point for the historic quad. The dome structure provides a clear span of space with unobstructed views of the courts and/or the stage. Design materials were carefully chosen to compliment the surrounding historic structures, while simultaneously celebrating the building’s connection to contemporary culture.