Dickinson College - Kline Fitness Center

Location Carlisle, PA


Owner Dickinson College


Architect CannonDesign


Awards Project of the Year – ABC Keystone Chapter

Excellence Award – ABC Keystone Chapter

Key Challenges & Project Details

  • New 29,000 SF fitness center addition to Dickinson College’s campus
  • Features of the new addition include fitness space with cardio and strength-training equipment, five glass-lined squash courts with large spectator areas, athletic offices, outdoor sports court, locker rooms, café and sizable atrium, outdoor stretching/pilates patio and tai-chi garden
  • Daylight features include sky-lit lobby and concourse, extensive curtain wall and glass-walled squash courts
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) software was crucial to the success of this project; utilizing BIM resolved over 1,000 potential clashes
  • Slated for LEED® Gold Certification
  • LEED strategies included utilizing certified wood, reviewing individual materials for recycled content percentage, monitoring outdoor air delivery, and off-site sorting
  • Green features include sun screen system, full building automation (BAS), lighting controls, storm water management system, thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing system, and rubber recycled flooring.