Architecture & Interior Design

Recreation Hall, Wrestling and Student Fitness Center

Members of the DLA+ helped Penn State University enhance their facilities at Recreation Hall.

Architect of Record
LR Kimball
Pennsylvania State University
DLA+ Staff Role
Chris Haupt, AIA - Principal-in-Charge and Sports Practice Leader
Completion Date
September 2006
Project Size
48,000 SF
Project Cost
$14.3 million

Project Challenges and Outcomes


Penn State University needed to add a new student fitness center, aerobics/dance studio, upgrade training facilities for all athletic sports (athletic training and strength training) and a new varsity wrestling training facility to the 1960’s additions of Recreation Hall.


The project included a 20,000 SF fitness center and 28,500 SF of renovations for an athletic and wrestling complex to the historic Recreation Hall Building.

The project goals were to provide a new image to the west campus, a link from the west campus to the main campus, and enhance recruiting and retention of student and student athletes.