Project Description


New Convocation Center – California University of Pennsylvania
California, PA

Following an extensive master planning process, L.R. Kimball designed this new, 142,000 SF, 6,000-seat convocation center which is the largest indoor venue between Morgantown, WV, and Pittsburgh, PA.  The arena is the home of the California Vulcans men and women’s basketball and volleyball teams and includes team locker rooms, physical therapy facility, training room and strength training room.

The Convocation Center is the site of the university’s graduation commencement and its removable hardwood surface can accommodate other sporting events, concerts and trade shows.  Offering smart classrooms, configurable for large or small-group presentations, high-tech audio and visual systems, wireless Internet access, webcams, videoconferencing equipment, and interactive response systems, the Cal U Convocation Center is also home to the Rivers Bend Conference Center.

The building replaces the Vulcans previous basketball and volleyball arena, Hamer Hall.

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  • Master Planning
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Structural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering