Academics meet athletics: new building launches kinesiology program, supports public health program, and introduces larger and brighter natatorium
The Peter. J. Lindberg, M.D. Center for Health and Human Performance combines two strengths at Augustana College: academics and athletics. The 52,000-square-foot facility creates a home for the college’s new kinesiology program and its growing public health program.
The main level houses a light-filled commons area, as well as labs and equipment that support the study of human movement. The upper floor features a commons space that overlooks the campus, a meditation room, classrooms, conference rooms, and offices for kinesiology and other departments.
The Lindberg Center also houses the Anne Greve Lund Natatorium, used by college athletes including the new men’s and women’s water polo teams. The 25% larger, 10-lane (up from six) competition pool accommodates 25-meter (lengthwise) and 25-yard (widthwise) configurations. Kinesiology students use a smaller, prefabricated therapy pool with cameras and TVs to analyze motion.
A vibrant blue metal panel frame calls attention to the Lindberg Center during the day, while a curtain wall displays internal activity at night.