New $57M Pomona-Pitzer athletic building opens
Construction of Pomona and Pitzer Colleges Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Wellness has been completed.
The $57-million, 95,000-square-foot facility includes multiple gymnasiums, a fitness center and improved locker rooms.
“The new center is 15,000-square feet larger than the previous building built in 1989,” a news release read. “More than half of the rebuilt facility is entirely new construction, while the other areas of the structure were incorporated by updating and reconfiguring the interior to enhance the building’s usability.”
The center will support Pomona-Pitzer athletes, intramural and club athletes, student physical education classes, and fitness and recreation programming. The men’s and women’s varsity basketball teams and women’s varsity volleyball team will continue to play in the facility, which first opened its doors in October.
Voelkel Gym remained largely intact but a new two-court practice and recreational gym was added above the fitness area. In addition to a general-use weight room, there is now a dedicated varsity weight room with new locker rooms. The building, LEED platinum certified, the highest rating achievable from the United States Green Building Council, also includes multiple outdoor patios.
C.W. Driver Companies collaborated with SCB Architects on the project. For more information about the center, visit pomona.edu/new-athletics-center.