Colorado State University—Pueblo, Student Recreation Center

Pueblo, Colorado

  • FIRM

    PageSoutherlandPage

  • CLIENT

    Coloardo State University--Pueblo

  • AREA

    39,850 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $9,420,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2008

The new $10 million Student Recreation Center occupies a key south-facing transitional site on the east edge of the Colorado State University—Pueblo main campus, situated between the administration building and the student union; and overlooking the new football stadium to the east.

The 39,850-square-foot, two-story ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMHGF Architecs, Inc.COST PER SQ FT$236.39FEATURED IN2010 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSports Stadiums/Athletic Facilities adjoins the existing Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) spectator complex to the north, enabling shared use of the natatorium, racquetball courts, training/rehab and a new climbing wall. The triple-height volume of the atrium enables one to feel the energy, activity and community at a glance, from one central space connecting all programs offered.

Daylight filters through clerestories into the main gymnasium, an elevated running track that circulates through the atrium fitness/cardio, weight training, aerobics, multipurpose rooms and connecting free zones. In addition to intramural programs, club sports and physical conditioning, this center provides a health, wellness and nutrition suite, lounge/cafe with exterior terrace, an Experimental Learning Center and equipment rental checkout facilities.

The design of the campus recreation center capitalizes on its prominent hillside site position as a crossroads from the recreation and student-life experience to the academic core to the west.