Boston, MA – Cannon Design has been chosen to design the new sports and recreation center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).
The sports and recreation facility, which will be constructed at the west end of the campus quadrangle, will contain a natatorium, a fitness center, a four-court gymnasium, an indoor running track, rowing tanks, dance studios, and racquetball and handball courts. The facility will also house offices and meeting spaces for the coaches and staff of the department of physical education, recreation, and athletics.
Plans for the center include a connecting corridor to Harrington Auditorium, creating greater capacity for WPI to host conferences, robotics competitions, career fairs, admissions open houses and alumni events.
Alumni Gym, which was built in 1916, will be converted to academic use; its current activities will be housed in the new facility.