Field House

 

architects' rendering of workout space in new field house

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. It will undergo a major renovation while maintaining its original steel structure and existing footprint. The structural improvements will 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.)

 

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.

drawing of field house in use.

Rendering of the new Field House in use, looking toward mezzanine and bleachers.