March 2, 2022

Campus Rec Magazine's Project of the Month: Elizabethtown College Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well-Being

We are proud to share that Campus Rec Magazine has selected the Elizabethtown (Etown) College Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well-Being as its Recreation Project of the Month.

Through an in-depth profile of the project, Campus Rec celebrates the fact the Bowers Center is a game-changer for the college and its students and employees. Prior to its existence, students had to travel off campus to find recreation and wellness opportunities. Now, students can use the 82,000 sf multidimensional facility during their daily campus activities. The building features everything from multi-use recreation courts to a demonstration kitchen, cardio and weights space, wellness room, cafe and lounges for social experiences and academic studies.

“It’s always wonderful to design a space or building that vaults an institution to a new level – and we really believe that’s what we’ve achieved with the Bowers Center at Etown,” says our Ritsaart Marcelis, AIA and project designer in the piece. “They came to us seeking a solution that would forge new possibilities for students, staff and the school at large. To hear them talk about how all of that is happening is deeply rewarding.”

Previously, Etown’s Director of the Bowers Center Whitney Crull expressed, “The Bowers Center is a true campus hub and a place everyone wants to be. It has elevated our health and wellness even more to the forefront of the Etown experience. And, it has recharged our athletics programs and new spaces for training. It’s an amazing facility many of our peer institutions simply don’t have.”