May 2, 2018

Miller Physical Education Building: Design Insights

The Miller Physical Education Building is the newest building on Kellogg Community College’s (KCC) main campus, replacing the former Miller Memorial Gymnasium, constructed in 1966, in approximately the same footprint as the original building.

It is designed as the home of KCC’s acclaimed competition athletic teams, KCC physical education classes, student and staff recreation facilities, academic classrooms and training spaces for multiple KCC programs, staff offices, community education spaces, and support area.

The building is organized by function and space volume, with the largest volume being the primary multipurpose gymnasium space, which anchors the building and makes a strong presence along North Avenue. The lower roof areas are organized to screen the rooftop mechanical equipment from the main entrance and North Avenue.

The new public entrance proudly announces the building with a broad pedestrian concourse that also intersects the Battle Creek Linear Park that passes in front of the building across the KCC campus.