South Dakota State University, Wellness & Student Health Center

Brookings, South Dakota

Just miles from the Minnesota border, nestled in the small, but lively town of Brookings, S.D., is South Dakota State University. As the university prepared for its fall semester, students and faculty alike were awed by the newest addition to the campus scenery—the new SDSU Wellness & Student Health Center, a stunning 73,000-square-foot facility that ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$139.00FEATURED IN2008 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation student-health services and fitness components to support and promote healthful living among students, faculty and the surrounding community.

The newly expanded, two-level facility blends seamlessly with the existing wellness center and features an array of fitness amenities, including a three-court gymnasium with a cross-court championship court, racquetball courts, a climbing wall, elevated indoor walk/running track, cardio and weight areas, fitness floor group-exercise rooms, expanded and modernized locker rooms, a family locker room, expanded Division I varsity locker rooms and instruction facilities, conference rooms, a juice bar and logo shop. The new facility also houses the university’s student health center.

The wellness center forms a centerpiece on the SDSU campus and creates a synergistic environment that encourages people to partake in a plethora of fitness and recreational activities.