UW madison athletics

Drafting the Playbook: UW-Madison Athletic Facilities

Since being selected in 1999 to do a feasibility study on a possible renovation of Camp Randall, Berners Schober has been closely involved with UW-Madison athletics. Over the last 20 years, we’ve led master planning, design, and engineering for nearly 40 athletic projects, including:

  • 2005 Camp Randall renovations that added luxury boxes, new scoreboards, and a five-story office building to house athletic department offices.
  • 2014 Student Athlete Performance Center expansion and renovations, in which the lower level of the Dave McClain Athletic Facility was reconfigured to provide locker rooms for UW football, soccer and track, a sports medicine center, and human performance lab.
  • 2017 feasibility study for upgrades to Kohl Center.
  • 2019 Goodman softball complex, including locker room renovations and addition.


Opened in 1917 on the site of a former Civil War Union training camp, Camp Randall stadium is now the third-oldest college football stadium in the country. Revered among sports fans who come for the atmosphere as much as the game, Camp Randall holds a special place in the state’s heart.
That means renovations aren’t just technically challenging, they can be emotionally fraught. Renovations need to preserve, but they also need to amplify, ignite, and build business opportunity.

In renovating the Dave McClain Athletic Facility, for example, we found a solution that used existing facilities and relocated team locker rooms closer to the field and saved valued green space near Camp Randall.

For the last two decades, Berners Schober has led the way for this legendary athletic program. We’ve found a way to make impossible construction possible, delivering facilities, fields, and renovations for football, volleyball, softball, basketball, hockey, and track and field.

    Our storied past comes to life in the assortment of solid and reliable commercial, educational, religious, municipal and medical structures lining Midwestern city streets and dotting the countryside.

    Copyright © 2019 berners schober. All rights reserved.