Featuring a four-lane NCAA competition track and top athletic surfacing, the Woodward Center at Westfield State College for the commonwealth of Massachusetts is drawing athletes and spectators to its premier facilities.
Designed as a distinctive, vibrant image on campus and competitive recruitment tool, the Woodward Center consolidates athletic and movement science, COST PER SQ FT$160.00FEATURED IN2005 Architectural Portfolio and leisure studies. The new facility includes a 36,000-square-foot fieldhouse with one varsity and two practice basketball courts; a varsity volleyball court; seating for 1,000; aerobics and weight-condition areas; locker rooms; departmental offices; laboratories; classrooms; lobby reception; and concession space.
Academic spaces are housed in a long, rectilinear element contextual to the campus brick language. The fieldhouse is distinguished by a gently curved room, clerestory windows and a combination of flat and ribbed metal panels that create a fresh and energetic look.
Efficient planning and innovative use of cost-effective metal panels and concrete block have created an academic athletic environment that fosters top performance.