The John F. Jaeger Center for Athletics, Recreation & Fitness at Gettysburg College

Athletics, Recreation & Fitness Center Receives Significant Upgrades

Barton Education provided MEP engineering and lighting design services for a 10,000 square-foot renovation and a 55,000 square-foot addition to Gettysburg College’s ex­isting sports and recreation facility.

The addition included a new weight and fitness room, athletic training room with a Hydroworx therapy pool and a natatorium with eight competition lanes, a five-lane warm-up pool and 350-seat spectator gallery.

The project also included infrastructure improvements such as the relocation of campus utilities and updates to the campus central plant, as well as the design of energy-efficient systems such as centrifugal chillers, high-efficiency water tube re-heat boilers and daylighting and water conservation methods.

One of the most significant features of this facility is an 80’ thermal chimney enclosing the rock-climbing wall to provide natural ventilation and cooling.

The College achieved LEED Gold from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Project Overview

total Sq Ft

65,000 sq. ft.

Total Cost

$22.4 million


October 2009

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