Beck Design and McPherson College
McPherson College Broiler House rendering

McPherson College in McPherson, Kan., plans to build a campus commons, renovate other facilites

Sept. 1, 2022
The college wants to build a 55,000-square-foot campus commons, renovate a space for an indoor-outdoor dining area, and expand the Holman Center for Athletics.

McPherson College in McPherson, Kan., plans to build a campus commons and upgrade two other buildings.

The construction plan, funded by a $55 million capital campaign, consists of a new campus commons, a renovated Boiler House and an expanded Holman Center for Athletics, the college says in a news release. 

Campus Commons:

  • The 55,000-square-foot commons will serve as the college's "front door" for student life on campus and will serve as an event venue, service hub and place to eat. The building will contain the new campus dining facility, a coffee shop, student store, flexible coworking and collaboration space, as well as several administrative offices, the new Dalke Center housing Career Services and a Welcome Center.

The Boiler House

  • The renovated facility boiler house will become an indoor-outdoor dining and event space with flex seating, yard games, fire pits and a large outdoor screen and stage area.

The Holman Center for Athletics 

  • The college will expand and renovate its existing sports facility.

Beck Design is the architect.

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