The new Student Recreation Complex on the Missouri flagship campus is a 290,000-square-foot facility that blends new construction with renovations to the existing recreation center, plus two historic but tired buildings. Integrating four buildings from different eras into one student recreation complex was a challenge: the rubbled limestone facade of the historic COST PER SQ FT$137.16FEATURED IN2006 Educational Interiors2007 Architectural PortfolioINTERIOR CATEGORYPhysical-Education Facilities/Recreation CentersSUB CATEGORYRenovation had to be merged with the new construction’s exterior of primarily light-colored brick and cast-stone panels.
The University of Missouri-Columbia’s recreation complex consists of a 20,000-square-foot fitness center, 42-foot climbing wall, “The Lair” spinning room, and a variety of strength training and cardio equipment. The aquatic center features an indoor competitive 50-meter pool, diving well and seating for 1,000 spectators, as well as The Tiger Grotto, a custom-designed indoor leisure pool.
Upgrades included the gymnasium, suspended track, locker rooms and meeting rooms.