Marion High School, Health Education Center

Marion, Illinois

  • FIRM

    Hurst-Rosche, Inc.


    Marion Community Unit School District No. 2

  • AREA

    57,600 sq.ft.





The Marion High School Health Education Center (HEC) is an educational/athletic facility serving 1,300 students and athletes. The building has a main field house that accommodates all physical education; it has a 200-meter indoor track and field facility, three competitive basketball/volleyball courts, a regulation tennis court, and baseball/softball batting cages. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,300COST PER SQ FT$150.00FEATURED IN2015 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSports Stadiums/Athletic Facilities these P.E./athletic spaces are four separate locker rooms, a fully equipped trainer’s clinic, administrative/coaches’ offices, public toilets and storage rooms, all accessible to the field house and outdoor stadium field. Also on the first floor is the 3,500-square-foot Wellness Center, an independently operated primary health care clinic that serves all district staff/faculty, students and their families.

The second floor hosts separate aerobic and weight/strength training facilities overlooking the stadium and a multipurpose room designed to accommodate both athletic and organizational group activities.

The outdoor Wildcat Stadium received a new synthetic turf combination football/soccer field, grandstand seating for more than 3,000, an elevated booster pavilion serving 300, and more than 5,000 square feet of out-of-weather storage.

The energy-conscious facility is heated, and the second floor is air conditioned via geothermal wells beneath the parking lot. Daylighting and vibrant acoustical treatments lend visual and acoustical comfort.