Recreation Center Modernization



  • Groundbreaking Ceremony

  • Get ready for big changes at the corner of Fourth and Peach Streets.  

    Renovations Roof off

    The much-anticipated additions and modernization of the Recreation Center will transform the entire block and will include:

    • a 12,000-square-foot addition with a glass front facing West Fourth Street
    • a complete interior renovation that includes new locker rooms, and areas for wrestling and a new acrobatics and tumbling program
    • a new Human Performance Laboratory that will house a motion analysis lab and a human performance and testing lab and serve as a space for collaboration between faculty and students in the physical therapy, sport and exercise science, human performance, occupational therapy, and biomedical engineering programs
    • a new 51,950-square-foot indoor field house to the west of the Rec Center on the West Third Street side, on what is now the intramural field and the site of Crispo Apartments.  It will feature an 80-yard indoor field house which will allow for year-round practice and increased intramural and club sports programs. The space can be subdivided into three separate areas so that multiple activities can take place at once

    Construction of the field house will begin this summer with the demolition of Crispo.  This is just the first phase of a comprehensive renovation of the Rec Center that we hope will eventually include changes to the pool and to other existing spaces.

    Architectural Renderings

    Exterior Renovations

    A new glass facade facing West Fourth Street is designed to harmonize with the facade of North Hall across the street.  This view looks east on Fourth Street.

    Exterior Renovations Alternate View

    This view looks across Fourth Street from North Hall.

    Interior Renovations Lobby

    Inside the curving glass wall of the facade is a new area with exercise machines and a new lobby area.

    Interior Renovations Lounge

    The lobby will feature a large, airy space that is certain to become one of the most popular gathering spaces on campus.