Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Physical Education Building

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Institution Name: Calvin College
Original/Historic Place Name: Physical Education Building
Location on Campus: 3201 Burton SE
Date(s) of Construction:
1965original construction Fyfe, William Beye Perkins + Will Architects
1973construction information unknown
1985construction information unknown
Designer: William Beye Fyfe; Perkins & Will Architects
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Modern/post-WWII, Other (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation: concrete
Walls: brick, common
Roof: low slope, wide eaves
 
Function:
ca. 1965-present (2006)gymnasium
 

Narrative:
This building is unique in its efficient layout of three flexible teaching station gymnasiums around a central competition venue arena and is still one of the largest NCAA Division Three arenas. Renovation plans are now underway.
 

References:
 

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