University of Illinois at Chicago, West Campus Sports and Fitness Center

Chicago, Illinois

  • FIRM

    Moody Nolan, Inc.


    University of Chicago

  • AREA

    62,000 sq.ft.





The West Campus Sports and Fitness Center is an 18,000-square-foot addition to a renovated 44,000-square-foot building at this urban Midwestern university.

The project goal was to not only integrate sustainable-design principles, but also turn a virtually entry-less box “inside out” by adding a new fitness facility, multipurpose and jogging track that open up to ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMPhillips Swager Associates, Associate ArchitectCOST PER SQ FT$125.00FEATURED IN2006 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYPhysical-Education Facilities/Recreation Centers the campus surrounds and a new internal gallery.

By building the addition on top of an existing underground lap pool, the university was able to fit the project on a tight urban campus site.

The resulting structure is a visually dynamic, open facility that represents the campus master plan and enhances public open green space on this side of campus.