Located in the heart of campus, the new recreation center is a dynamic hub of student activity.
Designed to promote placemaking, the building sits as a prominent beacon on campus. The transparent façade maximizes access to natural light, while the wood clad ground level offers a warm-welcome.
The cantilevered overhang at the street level creates a welcoming underpass for pedestrians to pass by, while concrete bolsters offer a place for respite. The glass façade enables students within the building to remain connected to the social activity taking place below.
Principles of active design are plentiful in this facility, leveraging central stairs, quality views, and engaging interior design elements to encourage occupants to practice healthy behaviors. The facility boasts amenities that support holistic wellness, from nutrition to movement.
The space features an aquatics center with two swimming pools, a climbing center, running track, and meeting and support areas for intramural and club sports.
The building utilizes a variety of measures to increase energy efficiency, reduce consumption of water, and engage in responsible material sourcing. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood accounts for over 50% of the new wood used in construction and finishes within are specified to reduce indoor environmental pollutants and optimize environment.
The recreation center is the first building on campus to target both LEED Gold and SITES certification. These two certifications distinguish sustainable landscapes & buildings that are healthy, cost effective, and efficient.