Education Groundbreaking

Gymnasium at Clarion University Breaks Ground

Clarion University , east lobby view

Cambridge, MA – A ground-breaking ceremony was recently held at Clarion University for the renovation of Tippin Gymnasium, the university’s primary NCAA athletic venue. The 155,000sf complex will better connect to the surrounding campus and community with a more open and transparent building design.

The project was designed by a joint venture of DLA+ Architecture & Interior Design of Pittsburgh, Pa., and GUND Partnership of Cambridge. 

Renovations to the existing gymnasium will include a new entrance and lobby, complete overhaul of the basketball courts and seating, natatorium renovation with a new combination swimming/diving pool, expanded areas for wrestling, new weight room, new locker rooms, restrooms, and a new auxiliary gymnasium.

The project is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and is expected to be complete in Sept. 2019. Once completed, it will help the university recruit top-notch athletic talent.