Centerbrook Clients in Frozen Four

Two longtime Centerbrook clients may face off for the national championship in men’s college hockey next week in Pittsburgh, PA. The skaters from both Quinnipiac University and Yale University have qualified to compete in the Frozen Four and are on opposite sides of the semifinal bracket.

On April 11, the Quinnipiac Bobcats, who are ranked number one in the nation, play St. Cloud State, while the Yale Bulldogs skate against UMass Lowell. The winners of those games will battle for national supremacy on Saturday, April 13. The two Connecticut squads are playing well, so a real cat and dog fight could be in the offing!

Led by Partner Jefferson B. Riley, FAIA, Centerbrook designed Quinnipiac’s TD Bank Sports Center, which houses the Bobcat’s 3,286-seat hockey rink and a twin arena for basketball with seating for 3,570. These athletic venues have drawn praise from ESPN sports commentators Barry Melrose and Bob Ryan. Riley has led the design teams for all major projects on Quinnipiac’s three campuses since 1978, including a new medical school and graduate campus and the York Hill residential campus.

Partner Mark Simon, FAIA, has been the lead Centerbrook architect for numerous buildings at Yale, among them: Kroon Hall (with Hopkins Architects); the Kenney Center and Jensen Plaza at the legendary Yale Bowl; Reese Stadium for soccer and lacrosse and the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. He developed and is implementing a new master plan that calls for an addition and renovations to the university’s Peabody Museum of Natural History.

Both Riley and Simon are graduates of the Yale School of Architecture. Neither was available for comment on the Frozen Four.