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Staying a step ahead in the recruiting game

with branded, legacy-focused facilities

The University of Kansas opened Marie S. McCarthy Hall in October 2015. Designed by Treanor Architects and located on Naismith Drive next to Allen Fieldhouse, the new housing facility is home to the 16-member KU men’s basketball team plus 21 non-athlete upperclassmen. There’s also an extra apartment for guests, such as recruits or visiting family members.

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residence areas for student-athletes and non-athlete upperclassmen.

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-story facility complete with a screening room, barber shop, basketball court, and student lounge.

 

The updated athlete facility provides a recruiting edge with a long list of amenities, including a full-court basketball facility (designed to replicate Allen Fieldhouse), a barbershop, theatre, and patio. Dimensional Innovations was also enlisted to design and fabricate the Jayhawk evolution wall, a large feature in the lobby, donor recognition for the basketball court, as well as provide vibrant graphics, a donor recognition wall in the lobby, and interior and exterior signage.

 
Higher Education + Student Life From residence halls to custom immersive experiences, everything we touch, build and invent captures the traditions and spirit of your school in ways that new generations will carry on for life.
 

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Drew Berst

Drew Berst

Practice Director - Collegiate Sports

Drew Berst is the Practice Director for Collegiate Sports at Dimensional Innovations and is incredibly proud to lead a team that has achieved over 400% revenue growth while also tripling their market share since 2015. Success had been... more about Drew Berst Drew Berst Drew Berst Practice Director - Collegiate Sports

Drew Berst is the Practice Director for Collegiate Sports at Dimensional Innovations and is incredibly proud to lead a team that has achieved over 400% revenue growth while also tripling their market share since 2015. Success had been driven by DI’s unique, design-build approach to project delivery, master brand planning partnerships, and interactive technology experiences in addition to their traditional work in facility graphics and branding.

At DI, Berst is the single point of accountability for all collegiate sports clients and his main focus is to live and breathe college sports, in other words, keep doing what he has been doing his entire life. Professionally, Berst has been working in the sports facility industry for over 12 years and has been involved in over $2 billion worth of athletic facility projects.

Berst was born and raised in Kansas City and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, as well as an MBA from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington. He’s steadfast in his belief that there is no such thing as a family vacation, unless a sporting event is involved.

Most importantly, Berst is a husband to Betsy and a parent to three girls – Edie, Nora and Margot.

Alex Divine

Alex Divine

Account Director

Alex is focused on listening and understanding the needs of his clients in order to build teams that solve problems and create remarkable experiences. Alex has 8 years of client leadership experience and brings a strong understanding of... more about Alex Divine Alex Divine Alex Divine Account Director

Alex is focused on listening and understanding the needs of his clients in order to build teams that solve problems and create remarkable experiences. Alex has 8 years of client leadership experience and brings a strong understanding of client service and account management to each project, and makes sure his clients' goals stay center-focus. He has a unique ability to anticipate problems and develop solutions quickly, while building trust with his clients and project partners.

 

Outside of the office, Alex enjoys spending his time exploring the mountains of Colorado with his wife and two dogs. Additionally, Alex is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer and coaches classes several nights per week. 

 
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