Located at Clark University in Worcester is the Kneller Athletic Center from 1976. The swooping roofline and pebble aggregate exterior immediately looked familiar. That’s because the firm of Daniel F. Tully Associates was responsible for its design and construction.
Tully, both an engineer and architect, has long been a leader in construction of athletic facilities for schools, colleges, and universities across the US. Many of his buildings are recognizable due to their unique designs especially parabolic roofs such as the one at the Kneller Center. The similarities to Brooklyn’s Activities Resource Center were immediately apparent, but a take on this design can also be seen at Amherst College, Fairleigh Dickinson, and Boston College to name just a few.