Building a better community with critical improvements to facilities
At Dickinson, a sense of "place" has always mattered. The campus itself is, and always has been, extraordinary. When alumni return to campus, they often recall their very first sight of the place. "As soon as I saw it, I knew it was my college," they'll say.
Every building, rock and tree, every red Adirondack chair, every limestone wall-these are the elements that create the all-important backdrop of a Dickinson education. Here, face-time counts. Buildings and grounds are more than walls and lawns-they house our experiences and provide structure to who we are as individuals and as a community.
To that end, we launched the most ambitious campus-enhancement effort in college history in 2012, embarking on five construction projects aimed at expanding and improving facilities for academics, athletics and student life:
- the state-of-the-art Durden Athletic Training Center
- an expansion to the Kline Fitness Center
- an addition to the Rector Science Complex
- and a new interdisciplinary greenhouse
- the Phyllis Joan Miller Memorial Field
The Dr. Inge P. Stafford Greenhouse for Teaching and Research enhances sustainability education, interdisciplinary learning and the college's science curriculum. (Architect: SGS Architects - Engineers, Inc.)
Located at Dickinson Park, the Phyllis Joan Miller Memorial Field is the new home of the men's and women's varsity soccer teams.
The state-of-the-art Durden Athletic Training Center at Biddle Field, made possible by a $6 million gift from Samuel G. Rose '58 and Julie Walters, is named to honor the tenure of former president William G. Durden '71 and his wife, Dr. Elke Durden (architects: Gensler).
In addition to locker rooms and sports-medicine resources, the Durden Athletic Training Center provides a new strength-training and free-weight room.
Architectural rendering of the Kline Athletic Center Expansion: Cherry Street entrance (architects: Cannon Design).
Architectural rendering In addition to a five-court squash center, The Kline Center expansion will provide a new, larger fitness center, a cafe and more. (architects: Cannon Design).
The Rector addition enables the biology department to move into the Rector Science Complex and help accommodate the expansion of other faculty and academic programs. (Architect: Ewing Cole)