The Associated Students approved the use of its own funds to build a new Student Recreation Center to replace a temporary structure on campus.
In addition to providing a much-needed recreation center, the new state-of-the-art facility will assist in student recruitment. The new recreation center features a gym with cardio, free weights and a rock climbing wall; COST PER SQ FT$321.00FEATURED IN2008 Architectural Portfolio studios; a multipurpose room; and wellness center.
In order to maximize flexibility and minimize structural impacts, the architect designed a clear-span, glu-laminated wood beam and deep-span metal deck structural system, reducing capital expenditures. Additionally, a lively social setting, a “gallery” circulation space, links the various functions of the building in order to provide a visual and physical connection among all public areas.
Because the university anticipates continued growth and an increase in the student body, the recreation center was designed for future expansion and renovation.