Kenyon College Center For Fitness, Recreation and Athletics

Schweiss Doors

Designed by Graham Gund Associates of Boston, the $80 million Center for Fitness, Recreation and Athletics at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH, is ideally suited to the Midwest weather. While its construction provides for working out in climate controlled comfort inside—even when it’s freezing cold or sweltering hot outside—the presence of a 25’wide x 14’ tall, glass-paned bifold door in one wall enhances the building’s comfort and functionality when the temperatures outside are at more pleasant levels.

The door was custom designed for the project by Schweiss Doors, Fairfax, MN, and installed by ASI Limited of Indianapolis, IN. Assisting with the installation of the door, which is skinned with 6,500 pounds of double-paned glass panels, was a Schweiss factory technician.

Despite his company’s unfamiliarity with the Schweiss product line beforehand, Steve Smith of ASI had nothing but praise for the new door and its maker. "Though this was our first acquaintance with Schweiss, we were solidly impressed by the quality of their product," he notes. "I wouldn't have any problem recommending a Schweiss bifold. The materials, the construction accuracy, even the on-site training they provided to our construction workers was right on the money."

About Schweiss Doors

Schweiss-logoBased in Fairfax, MN, Schweiss Doors is a leading manufacturer of bifold and hydraulic one-piece doors, and is an established leader in the design and manufacture of designer and custom doors for all types and sizes of buildings. No door is too small or too big for Schweiss Doors. The company has more than three decades of experience and has sold its doors worldwide. Key markets for the company’s doors are aviation, agriculture, commercial and industrial, but its products have been used in theaters, major league ballparks, homes, exclusive hotels and buildings of all types. To learn more, visit or

And to learn about Schweiss' new Build Your Own Door Kit, which gives customers the plans and essential components to build their own Schweiss Doors, visit

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