Siena College, Marcelle Athletic Center

The Marcelle Athletic Complex at Siena College marks a momentous shift in the institution’s athletic and recreational offerings. Siena College partnered with CHA to forge an exceptional athletic complex that responds adeptly to the changing demands of competitive sports and the diverse college community.

Strategic enhancements, internal reconfigurations, and repurposed spaces substantially boost the facility’s efficiency. CHA’s thoughtful planning aligned the renovation with the college’s funding projections while scheduling construction around the academic calendar, with substantial progress made during the summer. The rejuvenated Marcelle Athletic Complex now boasts a remarkable and inviting new aesthetic. Its enhanced functionality is evident—a vastly expanded strength and conditioning suite, cutting-edge sports medicine facilities, upgraded team locker rooms, and innovative recreational spaces, including an eSports center and a spacious fitness facility.

The cost-effective, impactful changes to Marcelle Athletic Complex’s conform to Division I standards, uplift the campus ambiance, and enrich the experience for all who engage with the renewed full-service recreational center.

Project summary

190K sf.

Strategic renovations optimize a 190,000-square-foot athletic complex.

2.7K sf.

Impressive 2,750-square-foot sports medicine suite.


Siena offers 22 NCAA Division I athletic programs.

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Ed O'Hara, RLA*

Ed O'Hara, RLA*
Sports Business Line Director

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Ed is one of the country’s premier sports designers. He has designed and overseen the installation of over 350 synthetic turf fields as well as over 400 natural grass turf fields, many of which are located at colleges and universities across the country. He has 34 years of progressive sports facility planning, landscape architecture and project management experience, including 1,200 projects since joining CHA in 1988.