June 21, 2018 Cambridge, MA – A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held at Clarion University for the renovation of Tippin Gymnasium, the University’s primary NCAA athletic venue. Besides helping the University recruit top-notch athletic talent, once completed, the 155,000 square foot complex will better connect to the surrounding campus and community with a more open and transparent building design. Renovations to the existing gymnasium will include a new entrance and lobby, complete overhaul of the basketball courts and seating, natatorium renovation with a new combination swimming/diving pool, expanded areas for wrestling, new weight room, new locker rooms and restrooms and a new auxiliary gymnasium.
The project was designed by a joint venture of DLA+ Architecture & Interior Design of Pittsburgh, PA and GUND Partnership of Cambridge, MA. The early design goal was to bring the facility up to contemporary standards, bring light into the facility and optimize social exchanges among students. The new gymnasium will better serve student-athletes and the entire intercollegiate athletic program, as well as create new opportunities for physical fitness, nutrition and wellness programming. The project is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council and is expected to be complete in Sept 2019.
About DLA+ Architecture & Interior Design (DLA+): DLA+ is a full-service architecture and interior design firm dedicated to providing Strategic Architecture solutions through a collaborative and integrated approach to delivering projects for our clients. Our team of talented professionals has broad and deep experience in all aspects of the Architecture and Interior design disciplines, significant LEED and design/build background, and extensive construction contract administration experience. We are committed to delivering not only a technically successful project, but also one that includes sound principles of sustainable design intended to serve the client and the community well into the future.
About GUND Partnership: GUND Partnership works across the country with leading academic and cultural institutions to explore the power and potential of the built environment. Since its founding in 1971, the firm has produced a celebrated portfolio of award-winning projects. GUND’s work is characterized by a highly-responsive and sensitive approach to context and a commitment to strengthening the fabric of the built environment. With each commission, GUND leads a rigorous process of discovery and exploration, seeking to uncover the fundamental nature of the architectural challenge at hand, and developing design solutions that are functionally responsive, strengthen community and advance their clients’ missions.
For more information contact:
Valerie Puchades Kari Miller
Director of Marketing Director of Marketing & Business Development
GUND Partnership DLA+ Architecture & Interior Design
617-202-0589 412-921-4300, ext. 264