Northern Arizona University Health and Learning Center
Year in Showcase: 2012
The Northern Arizona University Health and Learning Center serves to consolidate the student recreation and health programs that support academic success, bringing together a medical clinic, classroom space, a student recreation center and an athletic component to replace most of Lumberjack Stadium. All project components work together to strengthen each other through both visual and physical programmatic overlaps.
The center also incorporates the renovated Lumberjack Stadium, in which the original grandstand structure was replaced with a new 1,000-seat covered grandstand that is integrated into the Health and Learning Center’s east elevation. Below the grandstand are a training center and home-team locker rooms. The project also includes new sports lighting, a resurfaced track and renovations to the field surface and drainage systems.
The new facility replaces a previous center characterized as introverted, dark and disconnected with a building that creates connectivity to the rest of the pedestrian-friendly campus, effectively eliminating the project area’s island-like feel. In many ways, the Health and Learning Center is now the most relevant student experience on campus.
Architect of Record: Cannon Design; Phoenix, Ariz.
Construction Cost: $83.2 million
Square Feet: 287,644
Occupancy: September 2011
Acoustical System: Quiet Technology Systems
Acoustical System: Tectum Inc.
Appliances: Franklin Chef
Appliances: Maytag Commercial Laundry
Arena Seating: American Seating Co.
Carpet: Tandus Group
Entre Prises Climbing Walls
Dryers: Maytag Commercial Laundry
Lighting: Cmx Sports Engineers
Track & Field Equipment: Cmx Sports Engineers
Washers: Maytag Commercial Laundry