To help maintain its reputation as one of the nation’s premier institutions, Carleton College made a commitment to improve the quality of student life. During Carleton’s master plan process, one of the needs identified was the construction of a new student recreation center.
The Recreation Center was designed to blend into its landscape, which is part of Carleton’s arboretum. Buff brick, golden-colored brushed brick, and shades of bronze framing were used to reduce reflection from the sun.
Some of the facility’s major components include a six-lane, 200-meter indoor track; cardiovascular and fitness areas; a climbing wall; an aerobics/dance space; a putting green; tennis courts; and racquetball courts. The building has proven to be a great asset to the college by helping recruit and retain students from across the country.