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Advancement and alumni engagement


Building Details

Floor plan
Floor Plan

• Building Our Future Campaign fundraising goal: $18.5 million
• Largest single capital project in St. Ambrose's 134-year history

Space 80,000-square-feet total

Location North side of campus near Lombard Street, adjacent to and west of the current PE Center

Exterior Features
• Half-barrel roof reminiscent of a 1950s-era field house
• Brick exterior, in keeping with other campus buildings

Primary Uses
• Exercise and activity space for students, faculty and staff
• Lab space for health and wellness-related academic programs, including Kinesiology
• Practice space for student-athletes

Major Interior Features
• Field House: 56,000-square-feet; with 200-meter competition track, pole vault areas, long- and triple-jump pits; and, four basketball/volleyball courts (two wooden floor courts, two resilient flooring courts)
• Cardio Workout/Weight Room: 5,200-square-feet; two-story; with recreational machines and weights
• Group Exercise Room: 2,200-square-feet multipurpose area; for movement classes, group exercise, cheerleading and dance practices
• Exercise Physiology lab
• Club Room: 1,200-square-feet; for meetings, recruiting and fundraising events
• Hall of Fame: displays featuring Fighting Bee pictures, trophies and memorabilia

Interior Design Aesthetics
• Large, light-filled spaces
• Numerous windows below roofline and some interior and exterior glass walls
• Open sightlines within the building and out to campus

Concurrent Renovation Work
Approximately 19,000-square-feet of space in the 33-year-old PE Center will be remodeled and repurposed for an athletics weight room; new Athletics Department and Wellness and Recreation offices.

Lead Architect Jack Patton, RDG Planning and Design, Des Moines, Iowa

General Contractor Russell Construction, Davenport, Iowa

Wellness and Recreation Center Opening Scheduled for fall 2017