Blue Ridge Community College, Student Recreation Center
Weyers Cave, Virginia
The new student recreation center was designed to define the northern end of the campus quad and accommodate a variety of sports and wellness activities, including basketball, racquetball, and aerobics.
The facility features a fitness center with cardio and circuit training equipment, a gymnasium, an indoor track, a racquetball/cardio room, and locker rooms. The lobby COST PER SQ FT$251.00FEATURED IN2016 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYPhysical-Education Facilities/Recreation Centers is designed for socializing and offers billiards, table tennis, and vending.
The project received LEED Gold certification in 2014. Notable sustainable design features include green cleaning, triple-glazed windows with a low-E coating to increase energy efficiency, and highly reflective paving and shading of paved surfaces to reduce the heat island effect.