Carter will oversee the design and construction of UL Lafayette’s Tier-1 Athletics Facilities Master Plan. Cajun Field (UL Lafayette’s football stadium, home of the Ragin’ Cajuns) will receive an additional 5,900 seats. The new 70,000-square-foot addition to the athletics practice facility will serve as a training center for all sports, with enhanced weight and locker rooms, offices, hydrotherapy and training rooms. The new track and soccer facility will have office spaces, locker rooms, equipment storage and press facilities.
Furthermore, Carter was selected to provide program/project management services for a new 1,200 space mixed-use parking facility that will be located on the west side of UL Lafayette’s campus. The unique design includes 7,800 square feet of commercial space and 1,000 square feet of retail, including a food service component.
“Carter is excited to continue our relationship with UL Lafayette and to be a part of the innovative model the university and foundation has put in place to strategically deliver updated facilities,” said John Jokerst, senior vice president of development for Carter. “The projects allow the university to keep an eye toward the future while being respectful of the rich heritage that has existed on campus for well over 100 years. The new assignments are integral components of executing UL Lafayette’s overall vision in providing state-of-the-art facilities for its students, faculty, staff and the entire Ragin’ Cajun community.”
In 2011, Carter also served as program/project manager for UL Lafayette’s recent 1,934-bed student housing project. In late 2012, Carter announced that it would serve as program manager for the university’s new 170,000-square-foot student union, set to be delivered in early 2015.