The Davenport campus north entrance and R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center.
The R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center, formerly known as the Palmer Alumni Auditorium, features a competition basket- ball court, pickle ball courts, a mezzanine-level track (the Paul and Donna VanDuyne Jogging Track), an area for group classes, and space for weights and car- dio equipment.
“The project is a combination of new construction and renovation to an existing building,” says Jeff Hill, business development manager for Estes Construc- tion. “Near the check-in area on the south side of the facility, a brick wall from the adjacent building is being integrated into the design. The wall formerly against the alley is now a focal point in the lobby.”
“A significant amount of natural light will enter the building from the east, north and west sides, and the exterior finishes will provide a ‘wow factor’ on cam- pus,” Hill says.
Work is underway on the Clinic Gardens and other north campus areas, and exterior renovation has begun in the West Hall Courtyard area. The north campus projects are scheduled for completion later this summer.