In 2008 DMS provided cost estimating services for the renovation and addition project at Cecil College’s Physical Education and Activities Building.

The history

Cecil College is a community college in North East, Maryland.  The college was founded in 1968 to meet the educational needs of Cecil County residents.

The Physical Education Complex at Cecil College is a multi-use facility, which is used for classes, athletic and student events, commencement, student collaborative learning, informal get-togethers, student clubs, receptions, luncheons, and fundraising events.

The project

The objective for this project were to promote long-term health and wellness programs and activities; expand the building use from athletics to academic programs; construct a handicap accessible facility; create a positive physical environment; reuse the existing gym and footprint of the building; celebrate accomplishments of student-athletes; and encourage students to stay on campus and participate in activities.

The renovation and addition of Cecil College’s Physical Education and Activities Building is roughly 48,000 gross square feet which includes a fitness and weight training center, exercise area, as well as new lockers, bathrooms and a PT lab.  The project obtained LEED Certification when completed.

The project was completed in two phases, and included the renovation of the existing Physical Education and Activities Building and the addition of a 20,870 square foot structure that houses state-of-the-art classrooms and a weight training and fitness center.

New features of the building included:

  • Wood flooring in the gymnasium
  • Chair back and bench seating in the gymnasium
  • Upgraded security and alarm systems
  • Elevator
  • Visiting team locker room
  • Team meeting rooms
  • Athletic training
  • Ticket and concessions area
  • Relocated soccer field and 6 tennis courts
  • Walking track
  • Additional parking

Cost estimation

Estimated construction cost: $18.5 million.