Architects share a view of the future at Wellesley’s Field House.
The Nannerl O. Keohane Sports Center houses Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics—an academic department of the College—and comprises three main sections: Dorothy Towne Field House, the recreation building, and Chandler Pool.
The 54,000 square-foot Field House was built the mid-1980s. Renovations maintained its original steel structure and existing footprint. The structural improvements enable Wellesley to enhance diverse programmatic offerings, optimize teaching effectiveness, improve efficiency, and provide access to the Field House for the entire campus community, particularly during high peak times. (Pictured above, future mezzanine level workout room.)
Field House floor plan showing bleachers extended and retracted.
Mezzanine level floor plan.
Interior elevation, showing bleachers and mezzanine above.
South elevation (detail).
West (top) and east elevations.
North elevation (detail).
Equipment repair building elevations.
Rendering of the new Field House in use, looking toward mezzanine and bleachers.