Milton Powell & Partners


Cox Event Center
Dallas Christian School
Mesquite, Texas

The goal of the design of the Cox Event Center on this 830-student campus was to provide a facility for accommodating a variety of campus assembly, physical education, and athletic activities. Examples include campus-wide student assemblies, physical education classes, band instruction, Grandparents Day, Graduation, Annual Auction, special programs, athletic teams' practice, and athletic events for basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, etc.


Major Features of the 27,500 square foot Cox Event Center include:

  • Main gymnasium configuration with one 50' x 94' basketball court and bleacher seating for 840 spectators plus an additional 160 spectator locations at the mezzanine for a total spectator count of 1000

  • Two 50' x 84' cross courts with a gym divider curtain for simultaneous physical education classes, team practices, and multiple-game tournaments

  • Floor level flexible seating for 1,600 in assemblies

  • Press box; projection/control booth

  • Complete locker room/shower facilities including male P.E./visitor team; male team; female P.E./visitor team; female team

  • Male and female coaches' offices and dressing rooms

  • Equipment storage rooms

  • Band room/rehearsal hall

  • Entry lobby with large built-in trophy case

  • Full concession booth