Campus Rec Magazine featured Cornell College’s new Richard and Norma Small Athletic and Wellness Center in the November/December issue's Building Blocks feature.
The article shares how the $19.5 million renovation and expansion will support Cornell’s work to recruit new students, enhance athletic programs, and secure competitive events. Adam Bastjan, an Associate Principal and Senior Designer at Kahler Slater, was interviewed and said an exciting aspect of this project has been how aware Cornell College’s entire leadership team has been of the potential impact their facility project can have on their entire campus.
“From the onset, the college identified the top goal was to provide a design and experience that would assist in overall recruitment,” said Bastjan. “Hearing from leadership that the design has already been a substantial help in recruitment is incredibly rewarding for our entire design team. Currently, they have over a 25% increase in first year deposits compared to the previous years which they attribute to the new building.”