This addition and renovation greatly expands the recreational opportunities for students at Baldwin-Wallace College. The additions more than doubled the size of existing fitness spaces and added plentiful natural light to an area previously without windows. The project also renovated existing classrooms and meeting spaces, formal and informal lounges and COST PER SQ FT$139.50FEATURED IN2006 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYPhysical-Education Facilities/Recreation Centers offices.
The additions serve as a front door to campus along a major boulevard. Brick and metal panels blend with the existing facility and lighten the building. The design reflects key elements of the campus master plan by pulling the entrance back from the street to create space for a future courtyard, and the fitness space focuses a large window on the tower of the campus union.
The use of different glass colors, frits and low-e coatings around the building enhance the experience and appeal of the entrances. The glass entrances curve in plan and section to invite students and the community to this dynamic facility while bringing natural light to the building cores.