• Exterior - Trinity Christian Sports Facility

College Athletic and Recreation Center

A place for everyone

When planning an athletics and recreation center, Trinity Christian College wanted a place not just for competitive athletes, but also for students of all abilities and interests; a place that would make everyone feel welcome. This includes full-time, commuter, and prospective students. After in-depth conversations with students and stakeholders, the challenge for AMDG was clear: create a space that celebrates health and wellness on every possible level.

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State-of-the-art facilities

The Exercise Science Lab and connecting Human Performance classroom offer physical education students the latest experiential learning opportunities.

Promoting better health

Knowing the impact of health and fitness, AMDG integrated design elements that promote spiritual, physical, and intellectual well-being.

Crowd of people watching a basketball game in the DeVos Gymnasium

Game day spirit

The competition gym gives athletes a place to compete and fans a vibrant setting to cheer on their Trolls.

Visual continuity

Strong visual connections extend from the main level throughout the center.

A place to belong

To give commuter students a sense of home, open seating provides a convenient place to touch down, study, and hang out with other students.

“AMDG spent their initial time very well to understand our culture, needs, project demands…Their experience has put us on the best path in our largest project ever attempted.”

George VanderVelde, (1943-2015) Former VP of Campus Development.

For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to George’s life, memorials may be directed to Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Dr., Palos Heights, IL 60463.

Donation Link: https://connect.trnty.edu/give

Challenges met

Project success meant overcoming multiple challenges: how to best team with out-of-state and local consultants, how to steward building funds to stretch Trinity’s investment, and how to manage risk by working in close partnership with the constructor. With every challenge met, Trinity now has a venue that puts health and well-being front and center. A place for everyone.