the new fitness center

The crown jewel of the Field House renovation is a brand-new 4,600-sq.-ft. Fitness Center

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, mezzanine level workout room.)

New Gracia Mangano Martore ’73 Court for volleyball and basketball


overhead view of field house with animated retractable bleachers

Field House floor plan showing bleachers extended and retracted.

Second floor overall plan - alternate 2

Mezzanine level floor plan.

interior elevation

Interior elevation, showing bleachers and mezzanine above.

south elevation

South elevation (detail).

east and west elevations

West (top) and east elevations.

north elevation

North elevation (detail).

Equipment repair views

Equipment repair building elevations.