Clarion University Tippin Gymnasium & Natatorium Renovation
The DLA+GUND Partnership Joint Venture was selected by PA DGS to provide design services for Clarion University’s Tippin Gymnasium renovation and expansion.
- Architect of Record
- DLA+GUND Partnership Joint Venture
- Clarion University of Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS)
- Teaming Partners
- Joint Venture with GUND Partnership
- Interior Design
- Construction Administration
- Completion Date
- November 2019
- Project Size
- 156,000 SF
- Project Cost
- $42 Million
Project Challenges and Outcomes
The goal was to expand the University’s health and wellness programming while creating facilities to support a more competitive NCAA collegiate sports program. The project consists of renovations to the Tippin Gymnasium, including the gymnasium and natatorium, and two additions on either side of the building to hold a new auxiliary gym and entrance and lobby area.
The Tippin building renovations include new basketball courts and seating, two new concession areas, new natatorium with a combination swimming/diving pool, expanded wrestling space, locker rooms, and office space for the coaches. Additions attached to either side of the Tippin building include a new auxiliary gym, new weight room/fitness area, and additional locker rooms and coaches’ offices. The renovations also serve to enhance the presence of the building and the health and wellness programs on campus. The result is a state-of-the-art facility which is a hub for on-campus fitness and recreation and a recruitment tool to attract future students and student athletes to the University.
The project is on track to achieve the LEED Silver level of sustainability under the US Green Building Council’s LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations.