Peter J. Lindberg, M.D., Center for Health and Human Performance
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 both 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 and a meditation room, along with 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.
- Fitness lab with free weights, machines, and small running track
- Performance lab with treadmills, bikes, pressure plate, and other equipment
- Small rooms house BOD POD (tests body composition) and DEXA machine (tests bone mineral density)
- At night, exterior glass displays Augustana “A” on wall of upper-floor commons
- Precast concrete construction saves costs; blue metal panels frame glass
- Pool includes two diving boards and movable bulkhead
- Retractable bleachers above coach rooms can be pulled back for events overlooking pool
- Holes in pool deck allow for storage of lane lines in basement
- Meditation room reuses stained glass from a campus chapel