We’re excited to share the Kline Center at Dickinson College has been recognized by Athletic Business (AB) in its 2017 Facilities of Merit competition. This year, AB selected just seven projects from scores of submissions to receive the prestigious honor. Specific to the Kline Center, jury members commented, “Phenomenal attention to detail. The simplest moments flawlessly executed.” The project will officially be honored as part of AB’s 2017 annual conference this November in Orlando.
The original Kline Athletic Center, designed in the 1980s, served as a model for numerous university campuses in its era. Thirty years later, the rejuvenated Kline Center addition (the first phase of a multiphase master plan) expands on the building’s legacy while creating a new face for Dickinson’s athletics and recreation programs.
With expanded cardio and weight training facilities, there are more opportunities than ever for Dickinson students to use the Kline Center on a daily basis in their pursuit of personal health and wellness. Students also have access to squash courts, an outdoor basketball court, fitness testing and a healthy-living juice bar. The building has also helped Dickinson launch new intramural and recreation programming since its opening.
With this recognition, Dickinson’s Kline Center joins more than 50 other award-winning buildings our firm has designed according to Athletic Business and/or the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). Other recent projects to be recognized by AB include the Holaday Athletic Center at the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Georgia College & State University Wellness and Recreation Center.