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Student athletes are known for their tough schedules, constantly in a time crunch between their academic and athletic responsibilities. When NIU had a vision of a facility to create well-balanced student athletes, they looked to Pepper to make it a reality. The two-story, 60,000-square-foot facility is located at the north end zone of the NIU Huskies Football Stadium. The center includes an academic support area with one-on-one tutorial rooms, a group study room and fully-equipped computer labs. The facility also includes athletic training, rehabilitation and a strength and conditioning exercise center. In addition, the building houses coachs’ offices and meetings room, ensuring student athletes can train, study and speak with coaches, all in one place.

Northern Illinois University
HKM Architects & Planners
Project Location
Dekalb, Illinois