Waubonsee Community College’s New Field house, with its luminous super-scaled “Waubonsee Athletes Wall” and brilliant “Waubonsee Chiefs Red” entrance, creates a compelling new campus focus. It provides professional-level support facilities for student-athletes, non-athlete students, and guests. The new Field House also marks the completion of the College’s 2020 College Master Plan.

Project Name: Waubonsee Community College Fieldhouse
Studio Name: Cordogan Clark
Project Size: 59000 ft2
Project Budget: $19000000
Building Levels: 2
Location: Sugar Grove, United States

Waubonsee Community College Field House by Cordogan Clark - sheet 1
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Located on its Sugar Grove campus, the new 59,000 square foot Field House and renovated 55,000 square foot Erickson Hall provide training, practice, and competition space to support Waubonsee’s athletics program, including credit and noncredit physical education and wellness instruction. The complex offers a seamless, first-class facility that makes it easier for multiple teams to practice. It also serves as a recruiting tool.

The 2020 plan included adding seven new buildings between the four campuses as well as multiple infrastructures and renovation projects. Cordogan Clark provided master planning and architectural services for Waubonsee Community College and assisted in the development of the 2020 College Master Plan.

Waubonsee Community College Field House by Cordogan Clark - sheet 2
©Cordogan Clark

Highlights of the new state-of-the-art 59,000 square foot $19 million field house include:
• Three indoor courts (with two traditional athletic floorings and one with artificial turf to accommodate soccer, baseball, and softball practices)
• 170 meters three-lane indoor suspended running track
• 2,500 Sq. Ft. Dance and Fitness Studio
• Athletic team training room
• Snack bar and lounge
• Renovated Competition gymnasium with bleacher capacity for 800 spectators
• Renovated fitness center and locker rooms
• Strength and Conditioning Center for athletic teams
• Waubonsee athletic team, visiting team and official’s locker rooms and team meeting rooms
• Renovated Athletic Hall of Fame

Sustainable design features include a white roof; rainwater harvesting; energy recovery wheels in the heating and cooling systems; and a commissioning agent to ensure systems performance.

Waubonsee Community College Field House by Cordogan Clark - sheet 3
©Cordogan Clark

“This building is more than just a place to play or work out,” said Waubonsee President Dr. Christine Sobek. “It will also help us foster pride, develop our students as well-rounded individuals, and contribute to the quality of life for our community.”

Cordogan Clark was the architect for the new Aurora Campus and new Field House and renovated Erickson Hall; Turner Construction provided construction management services for both projects.


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