Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Physical Education Building

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Institution Name: Calvin College
Original/Historic Place Name: Physical Education Building
Location on Campus: 3201 Burton SE
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1965original construction Fyfe, William Beye Perkins + Will Architects
1973construction information unknown Unknown
1985construction information unknown Unknown
ca. 2003-2006renovation plans begun Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: concrete
Walls: brick (common)
Roof: none specified
ca. 1965-present (2007)gymnasium

Significance: architecture, education
Landmark designation:
Narrative: see below
References: see below

This building is unique in its efficient layout of three flexible teaching station gymnasiums around a central competition venue arena and is still one of the largest NCAA Division Three arenas. Renovation plans are now underway.

I. Bibliographic sources:

None specified.

II. Location of other data:
University: Library, Special Collections, Facilities Management Office, Unknown
—details: Archives, Hekman Library, Calvin College.

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