Olympic Regional Development Authority

Lake Placid Olympic Center

Pathfinder is providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering for renovations and an addition to modernize the Lake Placid Olympic Center. The Center hosted two Olympics and is set to host the 2023 World University Games. It is central to the Lake Placid community and a significant economic generator for the local market and tourism. The facility is in need of renovation to stay relevant for hosting national and world competitions. The existing complex has three ice sheets and an Olympic long course oval with associated facilities for athletes and visitors. There is a recently renovated connecting convention and visitor center.

This project will modernize and renovate the six basic components within the Olympic Center:  USA Arena, 1980 Arena, Link Building, 1932 Arena, the Oval and maintenance building.

The engineering portion of the project is significant with new mechanical, power, lighting, fire alarm and plumbing systems planned for the majority of the complex. The project will be designed in compliance with NYS Executive Order 88. The mechanical systems are intended to create flexibility, functionality and be energy-efficient. Design will include heating, cooling, ventilation, energy recovery, desiccant dehumidification for ice arena spaces and Automatic Temperature Control/Energy Management systems to create the appropriate thermal environment.

Plumbing engineering design includes upgrades to the domestic cold water, domestic hot water, sanitary drainage and ventilation, storm water drainage and fire suppression. Lavatories will feature low-flow fixtures.

Electrical engineering design addresses power, electrical service and distribution, fire alarm and a new scoreboard system. All interior and exterior lighting will be replaced with LED fixtures. Electrical design includes modifications to existing systems per new programming and building layouts, plus new systems for recent additions to the building. Exterior improvements include the installation of a DMX LED lighting system for multi spectral illumination to create façade lighting per the facilities request. A completed fire alarm system evaluation has determined replacing the existing configuration with a new fully addressable fire alarm system.

The anticipated construction value is $75 million.