As the largest state-supported university for women in the nation, it was important that Texas Woman’s University keep up with its increasing enrollment. The Movement Science Complex, designed by Hastings+Chivetta, serves as a multipurpose facility by accommodating teaching, research, and athletic activities.
The building is organized in response to the variety of activities that occur within. A two-level academic component is located on the west side of the building, which faces the main campus. This plan allows students to easily circulate to and from classes without having to enter any of the facility’s activity areas.
Circulation through the building occurs primarily in its two concourses, which provide efficient circulation and exciting views of the major activity spaces. The multipurpose gymnasium, natatorium, racquetball courts, weight room, jogging track, and dance/aerobic studios can all be seen upon entering the facility through the main rotunda.