Beloit, WI: Recognized as the “Most Forward-Looking Concept in the World,” the Beloit College Powerhouse adaptive reuse renovation project reimagined a 100-year-old decommissioned coal-burning power plant into a unique student gathering and recreational facility for this land-locked Wisconsin private college. Just gaining access into the building was a challenge and surprises were found with every brick wall. Despite many challenges, including the riverfront site, the incredible efforts by Corporate Contractors Inc. and the build team resulted in a brilliantly-designed open floor concept facility. It features multiple fitness areas, an elevated three-lane indoor track, batting cages, an eight-lane competitive pool, a 17,000 square foot, polycarbonate-enclosed fieldhouse with artificial turf, and a 180-foot pedestrian bridge that spans above the busy highway connecting the center to campus. Several outdoor decks provide sweeping river views. The anticipated LEED Silver project diverted and recycled 3,665 tons of concrete and metals.