Kutztown University New Recreation Center

Project Name

New Recreation Center


Kutztown, PA

Project Description

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania was among the many state schools to construct a new recreation facility over the past 10 years. Quandel provided general contracting services on Kutztown’’s 53,700 sq. ft. facility, which included an 8,250 sq. ft. first-floor that encompasses a combined fitness center and weight room.The facility also offers an impressive 2,000 sq. ft. climbing wall, two racquetball courts and a juice bar. The second level features three group exercise studios totaling approximately 3,800 sq. ft. as well as an elevated indoor track. Other facility highlights include a student lounge area with a big-screen TV, couches, billiards and ping-pong tables.

Construction was completed in 15 months, which was three months ahead of schedule.

Project Size

53,700 Sq. Ft.

Owner’s Name

Kutztown University


Buchart Horn, Inc. | Basco Associates

Quandel was chosen under the ‘Best Value’ contracting system, which selects contractors based not only on price, but also on the company’s past performance, qualifications, experience of personnel and reputation for producing a quality product on time and within budget. Quandel was very responsive to all concerns from the University, and the other prime contractors on the project. Quandel held weekly job meetings where coordination, safety and scheduling were addressed and offered creative solutions to problems that arose throughout the duration of the project. The Recreation Center was completed three months ahead of schedule. It is functioning very well and is a big hit with the students. I would be happy to work with Quandel on future projects!
Jim Dinan, Construction Manager | Kutztown University