John Wood Community College – Student Activity Center, Quincy, Illinois
Designed for John Wood Community College in Quincy, Illinois, this building houses a gymnasium, locker
rooms, exercise gym, practice room and offices for the coaching staff. It is equipped with a geothermal
heating and cooling system that also provides hot water.
The bleacher seating capacity in the main gymnasium is 8045. The retractable bleachers allow the full
use of the gymnasium floor for simultaneous sports including cages for indoor baseball batting practice.
For events such as graduation ceremonies or community gatherings, a protective surface can be rolled
out to cover and protect the finished floor used for basketball and volleyball.
The east end of the gymnasium has a home and opposing team locker room at the playing floor level
plus a glassed-in mezzanine with comfortable seating for viewing the playing floor or socializing.
The north and east entrances to the gymnasium are at ground level providing access directly from the
building parking lot. The south entrances provide access to the exercise room and the main hallway to
the offices from the main campus drive and parking lots. An elevator is provided for handicapped access
to the playing floor.