• Pool Type Indoor 25-Yard
  • Project Type Universities
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2019
  • ArchitectCannon Design


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Boston College – Margot Connell Recreation Center

Chestnut Hill, MA

The Margot Connell Recreation Center – the latest addition to Boston College’s expanding campus – redefines the future of fitness and recreation at Boston College. The 244,000 sq. ft., four-story structure offers the Boston community an inspired space to play, pursue sports, gather with friends and work out. This state-of-the-art facility will be a venue the entire Boston community will be able to enjoy and will be an important asset to several of the college’s varsity sports teams regarding competition and training.

The new facility includes an aquatic center, multi-purpose courts for squash, badminton, wallyball, and basketball, free-weights area, elevated jogging track, climbing wall and bouldering wall, wellness room, fitness rooms, a golf simulation room, training rooms, locker and equipment rooms, administrative offices, and many other amenities.

The 24,000 sq. ft. aquatic center includes:

5,650 sq. ft, Competition pool
• 10 lap lanes
• Two 1-meter diving boards

2,300 sq. ft. Instructional Pool
• Four 25-yard lap lanes
• ADA Ramp entry
• Water volleyball
• Water Basketball

175 sq. ft. Spa
• Stair entry
• Hydrotherapy bench
• 15 person capacity