NCAA Headquarters and Hall of Champions
NCAA Headquarters and Hall of Champions
Indianapolis, Indiana

NCAA Headquarters and Hall of Champions

Indianapolis, Indiana

Workplace Transformation

The headquarters complex for the National Collegiate Athletic Association was designed to provide a new tourist attraction in White River State Park and a fresh image for the institution in its move to Indianapolis. MGA&D’s program and design for the workplace corresponded with a reassessment of NCAA’s corporate culture, shifting from a hierarchical, vertical organization to a more open, horizontal one.

Hall of Champions

The façade of the Hall of Champions, reminiscent of college athletic facilities, is frequently used as a backdrop for NCAA announcements and broadcasts. The grand hall draped with flags of the member institutions, lobby gallery and gift shop are open to the public without charge. Inside the Exhibition Center, a 90-seat orientation theater and two floors of exhibits celebrate scholar-athletes.

Engaging the Site

The complex is comprised of a four-story block where the offices and conference center are located, a linked two-story hemicycle for the Hall of Champions Exhibition Center, and a small historic building that had housed the superintendent’s offices for a former power plant on this brownfield site. The three linked structures share a courtyard that connects to the greensward of White River State Park and a promenade along an adjacent canal.

Project Details

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Interior Design

Professional Credits:

Associate Architect – Schmidt Associates

Exhibit Designer – 1717 Design Group


200,000 SF

160,000 SF office building, 40,000 SF Hall of Champions

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Project Lead(s):

Thomas P. Rowe, AIA

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