Syracuse University – The Barnes Center at The Arch

Syracuse, NY


The over 100-year-old historic Archbold Gymnasium underwent significant renovation including a 10,000 sq. ft. addition, transforming it into The Barnes Center at The Arch, a state-of-the-art health, wellness and recreation complex.

The 190,000 sq. ft. Barnes Center at The Arch opened in September 2019 and features modern and expanded programs, services, and offerings promoting holistic health and well-being. Key amenities include a 25-yard lap pool, a large spa, a climbing wall, a mezzanine-level walking/jogging track overlooking a multipurpose gym with four basketball/volleyball courts, group exercise rooms, an indoor rowing tank, a dance studio, and a student health and wellness center.

The center also features recreation amenities such as a meditation room, a smoothie bar called Otto’s Juice Box, a pet therapy room, and three MindSpa rooms. The Arch will also feature 36 computer gaming stations, an e-sports gaming room, and six stations for Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo.

Barnes Center at The Arch will be pursuing LEED-certification for sustainable design principals.


Photos courtesy of David Revette Photography

Pool Type

Indoor 25 Yard

Project Type

University Athletics

Project Service

Design Services


Most Recent Project

Completed 2019



Project Amenities

3,525 sq. ft. Lap Pool

Six 25 yard lap lanes

ADA Ramp entry

climbing wall

Water basketball

Water volleyball

364 sq. ft. Spa

two stair entries

Hydrotherapy seating

Custom Syracuse tile logo

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