The project was an estimated $15.5 million renovation featuring a collection of school funds and donations. The building was recognized and won an esteemed award in 2007 just one year after its grand opening. The award given to the Koeppel Center was the 2007 Facilities of Merit Award from the Athletic Business Journal. The facility was one out of 10 facilities to win from 100 different entries. Many of the architects and designers who were apart of the creation were commended for their ability to turn a simple space into something illuminating and therefore elevating. It has been said that the Koeppel Community Center might be one of the first urban community centers that doubles as an athletic facility in that it also connects neighborhood families with a liberal arts school.
In addition to the rink, the complex features an open two-story lobby with large glass windows, locker rooms, a weight room, and a skate-changing area. The architects decided to add a second level and built several rooms available for community meetings, gatherings, and special events. Trinity's newspaper the Trinity Tripod reported in 2009 the purchase of a new floor for the rink once the winter season finishes. The multi-purpose floor is used for special events that are held in Koeppel with the ability to put down the whole floor or only half. Trinity also purchased the floor because the Koeppel Center is the only space on campus that can hold the entire Trinity student body.