Over the next month, prepare to see new images of the Powerhouse from our partners Studio Gang Architects as the former coal-burning powerplant begins to transform into a student recreation center and athletics facility.
“Can you picture it? Students sitting on the steps reading a few chapters before class and enjoying their lunch with friends on the soft furniture during the day. At night, it transforms into a space filled with activities, club meetings, late-night coffee and Netflix binges. A truly magnificent space for students, unmatched by any we currently have.”
— Director of Student Engagement and Leadership Jen Walsh
The Powerhouse will feature a 10,000-square-foot fitness center and 17,000-square-foot recreational gym as well as spaces for collaboration and conversation.
“The Powerhouse will be a building that embodies the Beloit spirit, a place where students can do anything and do it all. From studying with friends to going for a swim, from attending a panel discussion to running a club meeting, the Powerhouse will be a home for mental, physical, and social wellness on campus. This building will provide amazing spaces for Beloiters to do what we do best: be involved.”
— Joe Peacock’17
The Powerhouse is slated to open in fall 2019.