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We create exceptional environments that meet our clients' most complex design challenges.

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60+ Years of Design + Innovation

First Sports Project: Olympic Fieldhouse in Lake Placid, New York
1979

First Sports Project: Olympic Fieldhouse in Lake Placid, New York

HOK’s entrance into the world of sports began with designing facilities, including the fieldhouse, for the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY. The center is most famous for the “Miracle on Ice” hockey game in which the young Americans defeated their seasoned Russian opponents.

The speed skating oval is positioned adjacent to the fieldhouse and connected by a wide corrugated steel tunnel so that lockers and prep areas can be in the building’s lower level. In siting the new structure, care is given to preserve views of the nearby Whiteface Mountain from the outer pedestrian circulation concourse and exit stair towers.