James Brown Arena

Hillsman Inc has officially been designated the firm to provide FF&E and OS&E planning and design services for the New James Brown Arena and Bell Auditorium Extension located in Augusta, Ga. This dynamic new arena will replace the existing James Brown Arena and connect to the existing Bell Auditorium. The new arena will accommodate over 11,000 guests for a 360-degree configuration with capabilities to host many types of functions and events. There will be over 40 suites, a VIP lounge, meeting rooms and several bars, clubs and concessions at each level. There will be courtyards that allow for outdoor events and a true community feel. The new architecture and interiors will be a bright, timeless design and incorporate the local Augusta area zest including a funky vibe and southern hospitality.

The project is currently in the beginning stages of programming and schematic phases.  Our Team will be working closely with the Architect Sports Division Management Team of Perkins & Will and Head project manager of H.J. Russell & Company, and PCL Construction cost consultants. This will be a collaborative effort to complete construction and the project by early 2023.