Wallace Wade Stadium Wins DBIA National Award of Merit

  • Jul 31, 2019

The Beck Group’s renovation project at Wallace Wade Stadium for Duke University is a Design-Build of America 2019 Merit Award winner in higher education.

Beck partnered with Duke University to improve its football stadium, which is the only North Carolina-based project to earn a spot on the coveted DBIA list of awardees.

The modern centerpiece of athletics at the university, the Wallace Wade stadium renovation was a multi-phased transformation. The new design enhances the fan experience with multiple improvements, including lowering the football field five feet, removing the running track, adding seating and installing a new playing field and scoreboard.

Concourse-level fans have new concession stands, retail, modern restrooms, ticketing, and ADA/Companion seating balconies. The Press Tower houses 22 suites and network broadcast space, while the club level offers 858 seats and dining.

Because the renovations spanned several years and football seasons, Beck phased work to accommodate home games and graduations. Temporary press and coaches’ boxes were designed and installed for home games while renovations occurred, and exceptional care was taken to minimize impacts to student-athletes, students, and fans. As a result, not one game was played offsite during design and construction, and the field and stands were used as intended.

The Merit Award winners will next compete for the National Award of Excellence and Project of the Year awards during the DBIA’s Design-Build Conference and Expo in Las Vegas this November.

A distinguished panel of experts in design-build project delivery evaluated the DBIA’s award-winning projects.  To see a full list of project winners, including photos and descriptions, go to the DBIA’s Project/Team Awards page.

To learn more about the DBIA Awards process, visit the Design-Build Delivers blog.