Chester, Pennsylvania This 22,000 SF addition to, and renovation of, Schwartz Athletic Center allows Widener University to offer a greater variety of recreation/athletic activities to students. The existing building houses a gymnasium, natatorium, and fieldhouse. The expansion includes weight training, hydrotherapy, and a video viewing area; a fitness center, aerobics area, lounge, and climbing wall; and a new training center for intercollegiate athletics.
The location of the addition onto the back of the existing building gives the facility a new entry image. In addition, extensive streetscape improvements “link” the Schwartz Center with the remainder of campus.