ST. PAUL, MINN. — Minneapolis-based Opus Northwest has been selected to design and develop a 180,000-square-foot athletic and recreation center on the main campus of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Representing the largest expansion in the school’s history, plans for the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex include a 2,000-seat basketball and volleyball arena; an aquatics center; a new field house with a 200-meter indoor track; fitness and weight training areas; and classroom and lab facilities. Construction is scheduled to commence in May, with completion expected in 2010. Opus Architects & Engineers is handling the design with assistance from Hastings-Chivetta of St. Louis. Additionally, the university has proposed a 240,000-square-foot student center that would also be designed and constructed by Opus. If approved, the project would break ground fall 2010 and deliver early in 2012.