Chandler Athletic Center

Named for John Wesley Chandler, 12th president of Williams

34 Spring Street
87,001 sq. ft.

Chandler Gym, 2004

Chandler Gym, 2004

About Chandler Athletic Center

Chandler Athletic Center is named for John Wesley Chandler, the 12th president of the College. While some of the success of Chandler’s administration may have been due to the unique position in which history placed him (following the Sawyer years), Chandler had an outstanding agenda of his own in addition to implementing and nuturing the programs initiated by his predecessor. In 1968 he accepted the presidency of Hamilton. A year later, he received a Williams honorary degree and was elected to the Board of Trustees. He returned to Williams as president in 1973 and served in that capacity until 1985.

Major Construction History

Date Project Cost
1982 Feasibility study $35,000
1987 New gym/pool
Architect: Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc.
General Contractor: Fontaine Brothers
$16,282,000
1993-94 Athletic offices $84,748
1998 Chandler Plaza Replacement $203,096
2005-06 Pool and roof repairs
Architect: Moser, Pilon & Nelson
$610,000