Ithaca Collge - Hill Center
The renovation of Hill Center at Ithaca College began as an extensive series of studies, aimed at a complete understanding of what the best course of action would be to serve the multitude of user groups that called Hill Center home. A driving factor in the scale of Hill Center is the four full size gymnasiums on the upper floor, which serve gymnastics, wrestling, badminton, volleyball, and basketball, for club, recreation and NCAA athletics programs. The floors, bleachers and equipment were all at the end of their useful life and needed to be replaced. In addition there are strength training, dance, and the related academic program of athletic training, that all needed improved facilities. There is also a bevy of coach and faculty offices, classrooms and labs, and large locker room facilities. Every space needed improvement and expansion, but ultimately the decision was made to renovate the existing building in place, with minimal additions.