Northwestern University | Ryan Fieldhouse and Walter Athletics Center

NU Ryan | Walter Athletic Center

Northwestern University engaged Cotter to function as an extension of staff for the transformational RRyan Fieldhouse and Walter Athletics Center. The project was intended to satisfy 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 managed all job-site-related coordination for the owner, and also tracked job site issues, and change order requests.

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Fieldhouse and Mark and Kimbra Walter Athletics Center, or Ryan Fieldhouse and Walter Athletics Center, offers an unmatched environment for Northwestern Wildcats athletics and recreation.

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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