Fueling Healthier and Brighter Student Futures

Washington and Lee, Richard L. Duchossois Athletic and Recreation Center, Alexandria, VA

Health and wellness is a core tenet of Washington & Lee University’s focus on helping students unlock their full potential. To bolster this focus, the institution asked our team to help them renovate their indoor athletics facility into a modern, leading-edge space for students and staff.

The result is the dynamic Richard L. Duchossois Athletic and Recreation Center spanning 161,000 SF across five floors. Interior spaces include fitness areas, a competition basketball court, wrestling room, team locker rooms, an athletic training facility, racquetball and squash courts, golf training spaces, a lacrosse area and an equipment room. Our team took great care in reorganizing programming spaces to maximize adjacencies and synergies.

The rejuvenated center now serves Washington & Lee as an exciting space for student life and wellness, a campus visual icon, and a tool for recruitment and retention. The project ensures the university can best help students live healthy lives for decades to come.