Building on the natural draw of the university’s primary athletic attraction, the architects designed the 44,000-square-foot Campus Recreation Center adjacent to University Field. The recreation center serves as a hub of fitness activity and social gathering for students, athletes and fans.
The recreation center provides a multi-activity gymnasium suitable ASSOCIATED FIRMWTWCOST PER SQ FT$226.00FEATURED IN2007 Architectural Portfolio basketball, indoor soccer, hockey, volleyball and badminton. Among the amenities are a nearly 9,000-square-foot fitness center and weightroom; two group-fitness studios; two racquetball courts; a two-story rock-climbing wall; a synthetic-surface, full-size gymnasium with curved walls for indoor sports; a suspended jogging track (about 1/10 mile); an office suite for recreational-services staff; retail space/snack bar; and locker rooms with jetted tubs. The efficient design also includes a synthetic-surface, half-size gymnasium and running track, seminar rooms and administrative offices.