Transforming USI’s Athletics Program Through Architecture
The final phase of a multi-step effort to bolster athletics resources at University of Southern Indiana’s (USI) campus, the Natatorium and expansion to of the Physical Activities Center (PAC) is a dynamic entry on campus.
Sitting just to the South of USI’s Screaming Eagles Arena, the Natatorium is a visual beacon. The pool sits below ground level and incorporates upper-deck window which allow a birds-eye views of the pool. While the lighting adds vibrancy to the room, it’s also positioned where swimmers will be spared of sun glares.
The updated PAC – which connects Screaming Eagles Arena – reimagines a formerly “concrete building” and expands it 40,000 sf. Key features, include:
- Large weight room with stunning views of the surrounding campus
- Locker rooms for all athletic programs
- 8 classrooms
- Open-lounge study space
- Kinesiology lab & offices
- Coach/staff offices /lounge
- Batting cages
- Training room
Collectively, these new buildings strengthen USI’s pursuit to advance to Division 1 Athletics in the coming years.