Garvin Design Group, Contract Construction break ground on CCU Indoor Practice Facility

September 7, 2023

Garvin Design Group and Contract Construction joined Coastal Carolina University to break ground on a new Indoor Practice Facility project on Thursday, September 7.

Located at the intersection of University Boulevard and State Route 544 just south of Brooks Stadium, the new 90,000 sf Indoor Practice Facility is designed to accommodate multiple uses by various sports programs. The building will serve as the year-round training facility for the CCU football team and will feature:

• A full-sized synthetic football field with high ceilings
• Coaches’ tower
• Training room
• Video recording platforms

“It’s a privilege to continue working with CCU on their campus,” said Jon Michael Williamson, Garvin Design Group Architect. “CCU has become a major player in athletics, and we’re honored to be able to deliver such a significant project working with our partner Contract Construction.”

The Indoor Practice Facility is CCU’s first Construction Manager At-Risk (CMR) project. Garvin Design Group and Contract Construction were selected for the project team last summer. The project is expected to be completed in the late summer of 2024.

“Contract Construction is excited to be a part of Coastal Carolina’s very first Construction Management at Risk Project,” said Greg Hughes, President of Contract Construction. “We are looking forward to working collaboratively with Garvin Design Group and Coastal Carolina to deliver a state-of-the-art facility that will surely take the Teal Nation to the next level.”


About Garvin Design Group

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Garvin Design Group offers comprehensive planning and design services for a variety of project types and sizes. From master planning and programming to interior up-fits and new construction, Garvin Design Group strives to provide client-driven design solutions throughout South Carolina. The firm of 20 people has completed more than $1 billion worth of projects since its founding in 2003. GDG’s contributions to the community and the profession earned it the American Institute of Architects – South Carolina’s (AIA SC) 2019 Firm Award, the Columbia Chamber’s 2020 Small Business of the Year Award, and recognition as a 2021 and 2022 Top 3 Best in Business Award from SC Business Monthly. For more information, visit


About Contract Construction

Founded in 1984, Contract Construction offers a full line of construction services. The team of builders, project managers, estimators, and more bring expertise to every job in a variety of project delivery methods, from Design-Build to Construction Management At-Risk. Contract Construction ensures owners receive a cost-effective design, quality materials, low maintenance, efficient and sustainable operations, minimal to zero changes, and a project completed on schedule and within budget with no litigation. With year-after-year success, Contract Construction has become a trusted partner for some of the South’s most high-profile and technically complex projects, no matter the size. For more information, visit