Chesapeake College Center for Allied Health & Athletics

Chesapeake College Center for Allied Health & Athletics
SportsPLAN Studio valued the opportunity to outfit two flourishing departments at Chesapeake College and continue our partnership with MCA on the largest construction project in the history of the college.
"I cannot say enough about the transformation. This building is a game changer for the college and our programs. Your ideas and design work were awesome."
- Frank Szymanski,
Athletic Director Chesapeake College

Chesapeake College is a community college with a very successful athletic program and a strong and growing health sciences academic program, so this project also includes nursing labs, a simulated surgical suite and dentistry lab.

An interesting challenge in the design was working with a problematic swimming pool, which we filled in to create a multi-purpose gym and practice space. Doing that enabled us to turn the existing gymnasium into a real performance venue for basketball and volleyball. We replaced the old urethane floor with a new resilient maple floor. Telescoping spectator seating, scoreboards and all gymnasium equipment are also new.

The design team worked closely with faculty and staff on the 45,872 SF addition which includes customized varsity team locker rooms, a two-story strength and fitness center and a group exercise studio. This is the sixth collaboration of SportsPLAN Studio and Marshall Craft Associates.

Marshall Craft understands the value of our specialized experience and expertise, and we have great respect for their design skill and the value they place on their client relationships. They trust us on these projects because they know we empower them to better serve their most valuable clients.


Feasibility Study
Master Planning
Design Consulting
Court Graphics
Equipment Specifications
Operational Planning

Program Features

100,000 SF Renovation/Addition
Gymnasium with new spectator seating
Strength & Fitness Center
Group Exercise Studio
Multi-purpose Gym, Batting Cages
Sports Medicine Center
Locker Rooms and Laundry
7 Labs, Simulators/Exam/Surgical Rooms
7 Classrooms and 300-seat Auditorium
Faculty/Staff Offices
Project Manager: Joel Leider
Architect of Record: Marshall Craft Associates
Project Cost: $37 million
Owner Reference: Frank Szymanski, AD
Completion Date: August 2015
Chesapeake College Center for Allied Health & AthleticsChesapeake College Center for Allied Health & Athletics