the George W. Woodruff Physical Education Center first opened
in 1983, the community was overjoyed to have a real athletic facility
was just one problem: it leaked.
flat roof and faulty skylights have caused trouble in the building
for years. Now a major capital project to fix the problems is
underway, and construction will likely continue through the
the $8.25-million project is completed, the WoodPEC will have
a new, 80,000-square-foot upper story with four indoor tennis
courts, two multipurpose courts, and office space. The red metal
roof will better fit Emorys campus master plan, but more
importantly, it will be angled to allow for better drainage.
doing very little to the inside of the building other than replacing
the skylights, says project manager Art Platt.
of the facilitys current seven rooftop tennis courts will
be lost in the new project, but athletics staff agree the gain
is well worth it: a P.E. center where the only splashing is
in the Olympic-size pool.
by Ruth Mitchell