Temple University Bolsters Positive Campus Impression
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The new Pearson and McGonigle Athletic and Recreation Complex at Temple University has been up and running for almost a full school year, and it has lived up to expectations. Part of Temple University’s 20/20 initiative, the Complex contributes to a 21st learning and living community on campus, and enhances the positive image of campus to students and the Philadelphia community.
The project makes the most of the two existing buildings and adds a third level to tie them both together. A new glass curtain wall along the front of the Complex invites students and the community into the new facilities, and gives users inside views to the surrounding campus. Recreation components include a fitness mezzanine, Wii gaming stations, a 26-foot climbing wall in the atrium, a 12-foot bouldering wall, and a four-court rec gym. Athletic facilities include new basketball practice gyms, large team rooms and classrooms, and a Hall of Fame suite.