The College of Wooster, Scot Center

Wooster, Ohio

The athletic and recreation facilities at The College of Wooster dated back to 1970. Cramped and out of date, students, faculty, staff, administrators and trustees were dissatisfied with the facilities and wanted change. MacLachlan, Cornelius & Filoni created a master plan to do just this.


Phase one of the master plan was Scot Center. It ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,015COST PER SQ FT$181.43FEATURED IN2014 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSports Stadiums/Athletic Facilities the focal point of the master plan and highly visible from all approaches to the facility. This 123,000-square-foot addition connects to the existing physical education center and houses four intramural courts for basketball, tennis and volleyball, a six-lane 200 meter running track, an eight-lane sprint track, a long jump pit, triple jump and pole vault, as well as a fitness, cardio and weight center. It additionally houses new athletic offices and meeting rooms that look out into the track facility.


The Scot Center has achieved LEED Gold certification. Its roof holds a 20,000-square-foot solar array, the largest array on any college facility in the country, generating 271,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.