The Cregger Center brings academics, athletics, recreation and community engagement under one roof. Specifically, it houses a basketball arena, indoor field track, fitness gym, classrooms, and the offices of the athletics department. This new facility replaces the outdated Bast Center which will be reconditioned to host other program spaces.



The building welcomes visitors from the east and west with a double height gallery space (which is the main circulation spine), meeting space, and the exhibit area for the Hall of Fame and Athletic History of the college. The western node of the Gallery and the Arena are oriented northwest, providing stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains while framing the field with majestic presence.


The Cregger Center brings academics, athletics, recreation and community engagement under one roof. Specifically, it houses a basketball arena, indoor field track, fitness gym, classrooms, and the offices of the athletics department. This new facility replaces the outdated Bast Center which will be reconditioned to host other program spaces.



The building welcomes visitors from the east and west with a double height gallery space (which is the main circulation spine), meeting space, and the exhibit area for the Hall of Fame and Athletic History of the college. The western node of the Gallery and the Arena are oriented northwest, providing stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains while framing the field with majestic presence.


The Cregger Center brings academics, athletics, recreation and community engagement under one roof.
The western node of the Gallery and the Arena are oriented northwest, providing stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains while framing the field with majestic presence.
double height gallery space (which is the main circulation spine)

The main tower to the west connects all levels and allows for a direct connection to the field level and to the rest of the outdoor facilities. The plaza, or second level, connects the main stairs with adjacent buildings, existing café terrace to the south, and the existing grand stand.



The performance level (third floor) holds the main lockers and basketball arena, while the concourse level (fourth floor) is the main visitor’s access point from the East, where the gallery entrance and Hall of Fame display are located. The Human and Health Performance (HHP) offices and Fitness Gym are located on the fifth level.


The main tower to the west connects all levels and allows for a direct connection to the field level and to the rest of the outdoor facilities. The plaza, or second level, connects the main stairs with adjacent buildings, existing café terrace to the south, and the existing grand stand.



The performance level (third floor) holds the main lockers and basketball arena, while the concourse level (fourth floor) is the main visitor’s access point from the East, where the gallery entrance and Hall of Fame display are located. The Human and Health Performance (HHP) offices and Fitness Gym are located on the fifth level.


Cregger Center Lacrosse Team Locker Rooms
Cregger Center Indoor Field Track
Cregger Center Fitness Gym is located on the fifth level

First, I’m proud. And, second, knowing what’s out there, to know that we’ve got a facility that will rival just about anybody’s in NCAA Division III. It’s everything we dreamed of.”

– Scott Allison Roanoke College Athletic Director

The overall reading of the building emulates a small college cluster in itself, with the Gallery as the winding street and the three main volumes (Arena, Field Track, and Fitness) creating an intimate space between the ‘street’ (Gallery) and the surrounding site. The building articulation maintains the reading of a classic building and anchored in its rich collegiate gothic context while accentuating it with fresh details. Special attention was given to the east approach to the building where the field track volume and the existing Young-Fox student residence hall frame an inviting courtyard that will be a place for students to meet and for occasional outdoor events.

The overall reading of the building emulates a small college cluster in itself, with the Gallery as the winding street and the three main volumes (Arena, Field Track, and Fitness) creating an intimate space between the ‘street’ (Gallery) and the surrounding site. The building articulation maintains the reading of a classic building and anchored in its rich collegiate gothic context while accentuating it with fresh details. Special attention was given to the east approach to the building where the field track volume and the existing Young-Fox student residence hall frame an inviting courtyard that will be a place for students to meet and for occasional outdoor events.

Cregger Exterior

Client: Roanoke College

Location: Roanoke, VA

Discipline: Practice & Training

Completion: 2016

Size: 150,000 SF