“ . . . I like the execution . . . subtle use of color, front door . . . like the inside of this building . . . I like the metal canopy . . . ”
This building is an addition to an existing 1980 athletic complex. The purpose, goals and objective of the building were to determine locations and phasing for the campus’s future needs on this fairly constrained site, provide spaces for a new fitness center and long-planned varsity squash program, and knit the previously isolated athletic complex back into the campus fabric. But first and foremost, the new building’s design aligns with Dickinson’s sustainability goals. The campus is being re-imagined as a living laboratory for sustainability, providing students with a unique pedagogical tool for understanding sustainability in a very tangible way through the lens of the buildings in which they live and learn. The building has been enthusiastically received on campus with a noticeably increased usage rate from the previous campus fitness center. It has become a campus hub and a destination on the west end of campus.
Cannon Design; Andropogon Associates