Kimmel Bogrette worked with Drexel Athletics leaders and University administrators to design a renovation/expansion of this Division I Basketball and Sports Arena. Built in 1975, the Daskalakis Athletic Center, fondly known as “The DAC,” houses Drexel’s basketball programs as well as intramural and intercollegiate athletic activities. As a major recruiting tool, Kimmel Bogrette designed an all-new Basketball Operations Center, including state-of-the-art Division I Locker facilities and Team Rooms, as well as office space for Coaches, Administrators and Academic Tutoring. Phase II of the project will include an all-new fan experience with 3,500 seats, new concourses, suites, VIP boxes and a dramatic new entrance lobby. Underlying goals for the transformation include preserving the intimacy of the field-house-style gym while giving the Arena more of an upscale, 21st century sense of excitement. LED ribbons, NBA-style basketball goals and a four-sided central scoreboard with video replay capability will complete the transformation technologically while the new, spacious concourse will offer concessions and convenient rest facilities to elevate the gameday experience. All components are geared toward creating a more dynamic experience that is infused with Drexel Pride, further solidifying the successful “I am a Dragon!” campaign.