Thomas College Athletic Center
The athletic facility houses a multipurpose gymnasium, elevated running track and field house among other amenities. A creative combination of pre-engineered structures and conventional construction contained building costs and minimizes long-term maintenance.
To assist Thomas College with their goals of improving their athletics program, SMRT completed the design of a new Athletic Center. This facility will be the new home of Thomas Athletics and play an important role in the recruitment and retention of the most talented athletes, students and coaching staff of tomorrow.
The proposed 16,590 g.s.f. Athletic Center is the keystone element of the first phase of a larger facility, which will feature an attached gymnasium and field house. The upper-level program spaces will include a reception and viewing area, Athletic Department offices, including administration and coaches, a meeting/film room, public restrooms and a strength and conditioning center. Lower-level program spaces include locker rooms for home and visiting teams, officials rooms, trainer’s room/facilities, laundry and uniform/equipment storage.
In addition to serving the traditional student athlete population, the Athletic Center will also house Thomas’ Varsity eSports Arena. This venue will provide a competitive edge in this exciting, emerging gaming genre and provide a huge “wow” factor for prospective students in the College’s recruitment efforts. The new Athletic Center aims to be one of the highlights of Thomas College campus tours.