Project Description

Miller Center For Recreation and Wellness

The Miller Center is a community-based wellness and recreation facility located at Penn House Commons in Lewisburg, PA.  The 110,000-sf multi-purpose facility contains the following spaces and amenities:

  • Synthetic turf field with drop-down cages for baseball, softball, and golf practice
  • Four hard courts that multi-purpose for basketball and many other team based sports
  • Fitness center including specialized performance fitness and separate group fitness
  • Outdoor courtyard uniquely connected to the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail
  • Commercial kitchen and Café
  • Evangelical Orthopedics and Physical Therapy
  • Multi-use rooms
  • Locker facilities
  • Second floor viewing mezzanine

The adaptive re-use project involved a complete renovation of a 92,000-sf abandoned warehouse building formerly utilized by the Pennsylvania House Furniture Company.  Typical of an adaptive re-use project, there were many unique challenges in transforming an aging warehouse to achieve the objectives of a new multi-purpose facility while maintaining compliance with current building trends and codes.  Mid-Penn Engineering’s group of seasoned professionals were instrumental in tackling these unique challenges as evidenced by the final product that was successfully completed in the year 2017.

Professional services accomplished by Mid-Penn Engineering for this extraordinary project are outlined as follows:

  • Building planning and programming collaboration with the developer to cultivate the project vision, concepts, and budget
  • Topographic/Boundary surveying and mapping services
  • Grant funding coordination and preparation of compliance documents
  • Complete building design services including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural systems engineering
  • Complete civil-site design services for all requisite site improvements to support and enhance the new facility
  • Building Permit acquisition
  • Land Development Plans preparation and acquisition of municipal approvals and permits
  • Site development permits acquisition including an NPDES permit, General Permit, and Erosion Control Plan approval.
  • Bidding and Construction Administration Services
  • Special Inspections