South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) will celebrate the beginning of construction on the college’s new Health and Wellness Center at a groundbreaking event on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. outside of building 31 on the college’s Olympia Campus. The event will feature remarks from current and former ASB presidents, college officials, and athletics staff.
The new space will include a renovated gymnasium and additional auxiliary gym, expanded weights and cardio rooms, a coffee shop and study spaces, and the ability to expand recreational sports programs and clubs.
The student-led project began work in 2015 when a student senate taskforce researched the need for a comprehensive health and wellness space on campus. After surveys and a referendum vote in 2017, students passed the proposal to fund the center with student fees to the Board of Trustees. The Board reviewed and approved the proposal in 2017 and the design phase of the project began in January 2018. Construction began in March 2019 and the project, designed by KMB Architects with construction by Pease Construction, has a planned completion date of June 2020.