PEAP Building Construction Enters Final Phase

PEAP Building during construction

Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: August 08, 2013

The new home to the Physical Education Activity Program is nearly complete.

The PEAP building, located at the corner of Penberthy Road and John Kimbrough Boulevard, is in the final phases of construction. Crews are currently moving faculty offices and other resources into the new building. Barring any unforeseen problems, the 115,000 square foot facility will be ready for students this fall.

The PEAP building has a large open court area, which can be configured to four full size basketball courts, six volleyball courts or 12 badminton courts. Other features include areas for gymnastics, archery, fencing, boot camp activities, self-defense, yoga, dance and Pilates.

Outside the back of the building, a lighted walking trail will be installed. The trail will be open to the public and is scheduled to be completed by late September.

Over 25,000 Texas A&M students take classes from PEAP faculty, with thousands other using the facilities through Texas A&M’s Department of Recreational Sports. With estimates of more students are expected to use the building for recreational activities before and after scheduled class time.

The Department of Health and Kinesiology will continue this partnership with Rec Sports in the new building, and more students are expected to use the building for recreational activities before and after scheduled class time.

The PEAP building replaces and marks the final phase for the former homes of Health & Kinesiology, G. Rollie White Coliseum, and the Read Building, located beneath the east stands of Kyle Field. Both buildings are scheduled for demolition as part of the redevelopment of Kyle Field.

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