Drake University – Meet Operations Facility

4,500 sq. ft.

Designer: Story Design

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On June 30, 2018, the state of Iowa faced a large system of rain storms, causing water damage in many areas, including the Drake University campus. One of the locations that was damaged 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.