This new athletic facility, set among the athletic fields at Florida Gulf Coast University, provides multiple services to the athletic department, student athletes and the university as a whole.
The design includes locker rooms with athlete lounges, trainer facilities and a concession area on the ground floor. The second floor has offices, a student-resources lab ASSOCIATED FIRMErickson AssociatesCOST PER SQ FT$192.00FEATURED IN2008 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized a multipurpose room overlooking the university’s baseball field. The multipurpose room makes use of floor-to-ceiling butt-glazing to provide an unobstructed view of the athletic complex.
The building’s orientation, exterior concrete panels and fenestration directly reflect the varying characteristics of the interior functions. Using tilt-wall construction with interior steel framing provided an economic solution for the structure, yet allowed for creative solutions to interior space planning. The exterior materials are as much a part of the aesthetic as they are a solution to the unique requirements presented by the building’s adjacent uses. Site planning and design address the long-term vision and preparation inherent to institutional design and master planning.