Wellness Center Complex Fact Sheet

About the facility:

The new Georgian Court University Wellness Center and Complex is a 67,000-square-foot building which includes:

  • State-of-the-art athletic fields for softball, soccer, and lacrosse
  • An eight-lane track
  • Six tennis courts
  • A two-court arena with seating for 1,200 spectators that will support the basketball, volleyball and physical education programs
  • A training/exercise science laboratory
  • Offices to support the new Exercise Science, Wellness, and Sports major
  • Two multipurpose studios for dance, ballet and aerobic programs to support the new Dance major
  • A fitness center
  • Athletic program and related administrative offices
  • A 25-seat classroom
  • Locker Rooms
  • Outdoor spaces for reflection and gathering
  • The new university bookstore

Environmentally Friendly Building:

The entire complex is designed as a silver-rated Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) structure, incorporating water, material, and energy efficiency, taking advantage of recycled materials and beautiful views of the historic Georgian Court campus.

Building Design:

The design responds to Georgian Court’s historic buildings and nationally-recognized arboretum, drawing on a rich palette of original materials to create a building of appropriate scale. The single-story structure is composed of multiple small masses interspersed with gardens for outdoor activities. Building areas are linked by continuous light-filled colonnades culminating in a spacious, light-filled lobby topped by a curved roof, the social heart of the facility.

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Philadelphia, was the architectural firm.

Placement on Campus:

The building’s placement creates a new landscaped campus quad and an important new campus center, unifying the Wellness Center with the adjacent existing Arts & Sciences building, Audrey Birish George Science Wing, S. Mary Joseph Cunningham Library, and Court Café in a village-like atmosphere.

Supporting the Mercy Core Values:

Both the green and wellness concepts support the Sisters of Mercy core value of respect:  An environmentally friendly green structure shows respect for all living things; and wellness focuses on respect for self.


The cost of the Wellness Center Complex was $26 million.


The official groundbreaking for the project took place on Friday, April 27, 2007.

Grand Opening:

The Grand Opening will be Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 3 p.m.



Deborah Gilleran
Director of Public Information and University Communications
Georgian Court University 

Phone 732.987.2266




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