Delaware, Ohio  With support from an $8 million lead gift, Ohio Wesleyan University developed a new fitness center in the former Pfieffer Natatorium and renovated the historic Edwards Gym.

Designed for athletics, recreation and academics, a new interior opening creates a strong connection between the two buildings.  A centrally located control desk allows for friendly supervision of the communal spaces.  The cardiovascular equipment is the highlight of the space, along with multipurpose rooms and classrooms.

Additional elements include a large dance studio and office space for Athletics and the Department of Health and Human Kinetics.  The Athletics Department will benefit from the mechanical improvements for the existing lower level weight room.

Display and trophy cases, along with Battling Bishops graphics emphasize the sense of pride for students and athletes.  An interactive media wall features team photos, player stats and game schedules.