Higher Education: Athletics

Dartmouth College

Alumni Gymnasium

This circa-1909 building was restored to its original grandeur while modernizing spaces throughout. Renovating this 100-year-old building presented many inherent design challenges, the greatest being how to create a new, spacious, and inviting fitness facility within an existing, historic campus landmark. The design included increasing ceiling heights and daylight as well as integrating creative solutions for ADA accessibility.

Fitness center visitors are now greeted by a large, stimulating space with exposed steel trusses and dramatic lighting. Several new multi-use fitness spaces and multipurpose rooms were also carved out of the existing facility. The new fitness center is fully equipped with multimedia, state-of-the-art exercise equipment. The fitness facility is utilized by 50 percent of the students and is a popular stop for visitors on campus tours.


  • American School & University Education Interiors Showcase
  • Physical Education Facilities/Athletic Centers, Outstanding Design

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