The health and physical-education building serves Fort Valley State University’s physical-education program and the athletic department, as well as the needs of the students, faculty, staff and community. In addition to classroom space, the facility includes a competition gymnasium/auditorium, locker rooms, weight-training and Nautilus facilities, gymnastics CAPACITY5,500COST PER SQ FT$138.14FEATURED IN2006 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized aerobics/dance facilities, racquetball/handball courts, and a natatorium with a competition swimming pool.
The building has two levels and also features a main entrance, atrium with grand stair, office suite and the President’s Suite. The oval-shaped performance gym has a walk/run track encircling a seating bowl of 5,000 fixed and telescoping stadium seats. The fixed seating has four cantilevered corner seating pods; a president’s box is situated at mid-court and is elevated above the track to allow for unobstructed sightlines. This space is part of the President’s Suite, which also serves as a seminar room and reception area; it is equipped with a catering bar and is divisible by means of a movable wall.