Grand Canyon University, Recreation Center

Phoenix, Arizona

  • FIRM

    Architekton

  • CLIENT

    Grand Canyon University

  • AREA

    55,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $8,500,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    10/2010

The multipurpose fieldhouse serves as the main recreation center for the student body and the training facility for the basketball and wrestling teams. The facility includes three regulation courts; team rooms to support recruiting; training rooms; open cardio and aerobics rooms; and office and locker facilities ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRM360 ArchitectureCOST PER SQ FT$154.55FEATURED IN2011 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSports Stadiums/Athletic Facilities coaches.

The design-build project was delivered in 11 months and supports Grand Canyon University’s bid to move from Division 2 to Division 1. The building is open to all Grand Canyon University students, faculty and staff.

The antelope shade screen provides protection from the morning sun while showing off the pride of the Grand Canyon University Lopes. Inside the facility, metal panels contrast traditional brick to offer a modern edge; outside they act as a canvas for reflecting the radiant Arizona sun.

The center’s practice courts are surrounded by corrugated panels, which offer clean lines for a finished look and strong material for a sturdy backdrop. Metal panels are a popular choice for projects of this nature, owing to their environmental sustainability and long-lasting toughness.