Architect recommended for York student community center renovation

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning voted today (Nov. 21) to recommend the team of Renaissance 3 Architects of Pittsburgh and Moody Nolan of Columbus, Ohio, as architects for the renovation of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center on the Penn State York campus. The full board will vote on the selection at its meeting on Friday (Nov. 22).

"The Ruhl Student Community Center renovation and expansion is both welcome and needed for the campus. All constituents – students, faculty, staff and the community – will benefit tremendously from these improvements," said David W. Chown, chancellor of Penn State York.

Known as the Multi-Purpose Building when it was opened in 1968, the 35,000-square-foot building is the hub of student activities on the campus, and houses offices and food services as well as athletic facilities. The current facilities no longer meet the demands of the athletic programs or the need of the student body to have a modern wellness, recreation and exercise facility.

The approximately 12,000-gross-square-foot addition and 20,000-square-foot renovation will include modern wellness, recreation and exercise facilities, classrooms and administrative spaces.

Design is expected to commence immediately, with occupancy slated for June 2016.

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Last Updated November 21, 2013