Northwestern University Ryan | Walter Athletics Center

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Fieldhouse and Mark and Kimbra Walter Athletics Center, or Ryan | Walter Athletics Center, offers an unmatched environment for Northwestern Wildcats athletics and recreation. This transformational project satisfied the University’s goal to create a world-class facility on the Evanston campus. The 427,483 sf Ryan Fieldhouse is among the most versatile training and recreation venues in the country and serves as the practice facility for football, soccer, and lacrosse.

Cotter functioned as an extension-of-staff for Northwestern, managing all job-site related coordination for the owner, tracking job site issues and change order requests.

Evanston, Illinois



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Northwestern University - Walter Athletics Center


This was truly a historic project, not only for the university but for all of the project team members who worked seamlessly together to deliver this incredible facility.

Jason Kopp

Vice President of Walsh Construction

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