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“We did what most people said couldn’t be done,” Weyermann said. “I take tremendous pride in that we weren’t constricted by conventional wisdom and that we weren’t constricted by the past.”

The Warriors were able to erect a 29,000 SF arena, having cleaned the vacant lot on which it sits between downtown and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in less than three months. There are 25-foot steel walls that hold a fabric roof, and covered walkways lead to the locker rooms and public restrooms.

BRW served as project architect and led the team effort in negotiating a wide range of building and planning challenges.