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Campus Facilities Enhancements

Durden Athletic Training Center

Completed: January 2014 

Durden Athletic Training Center

Thanks to a $6 million gift from Samuel G. Rose ’58 and Julie Walters, a new two-story, 22,000-square-foot athletics-training center replaced the 1960s-era locker rooms at Dickinson’s recently renovated Biddle Field. The new facility is named the Durden Athletic Training Center to honor the tenure of former president William G. Durden ’71 and his wife, Dr. Elke Durden.


The new Durden Center includes:

  • separate locker rooms for men’s and women’s lacrosse, football, field hockey, coaches, officials and visiting teams
  • a strength-training and free-weight room
  • sports-medicine facilities
  • a laundry and equipment room
  • a team-meeting/event room with a viewing platform overlooking Biddle Field
  • and an exhibition area to honor Dickinson athletics.
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"The new athletics training center offers the size, equipment and accessibility that is capable of transforming our athletes from really good to great and our programs from successful to legendary."

—Suleiman Sudah ’15, all-conference lacrosse player 

Design Team

  • Architect: Gensler
  • Landscape Architect: Andropogon Associates
  • Structural Engineer: Thornton Thomasetti
  • Civil Engineer: Centerpoint Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineer: Global Engineering Solutions