Wallace Creek Fitness Center - Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune

Wallace Creek Fitness Center - Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune

Camp Lejeune, NC

Project Description

The Wallace Creek Fitness Center was borne of a need to augment fitness capabilities at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune. The design-build project team, including the facility’s end-user, visited numerous universities in North Carolina to come up with a design concept that functionally and aesthetically met the needs of the well-deserving active-duty Marines, sailors and their families, while respecting the environment. The center is designed to meet LEED Platinum standards.

A grand entry provides a clear sense of entrance to the various elements of the facility. The check-in counter serves as a central control point and provides direct access and visual oversight of the main corridor, gymnasium, group exercise rooms, fitness space, wellness space (SMART Clinic and personal trainers), pool and locker rooms. The climbing wall provides an immediate visual impact, as well as houses a central staircase and elevator within its interior, maximizing use of a typically vacant space.

The exterior facade recalls the base’s rich history, with walls consisting of 91?4-inch-thick concrete tilt-wall panels (constructed on site) and red brick cladding with sand-colored brick and split-face accents. The 24-gauge standing-seam metal panel roof matches Wallace Creek’s regimental complex with traditional hip and gable end facades to capture the spirit and character of Camp Lejeune.


Project Details

Architect: Zyscovich Architects
Construction Cost: $22.7 million
Square Feet: 103,484 square feet
Occupancy: October 2013

Fitness Center - Assessment & Monitoring Equipment: Biodex Medical Systems Inc.

Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Technogym USA Corp.

Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Life Fitness

Fitness Center - Climbing Walls: Eldorado Climbing Walls

Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Southern Flooring

Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Southern Flooring

Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Tactical Fitness

Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Tactical Fitness

Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Matrix Fitness

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Draper Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Bleachers/Grandstands: Interkal

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: BSN Sports

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Mondo

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Track: Mondo

Locker/Shower - Lockers: Club Resource Group

Pools - Access Ramps/Stairs: Recreonics Inc.

Pools - Lane Markers: Recreonics Inc.

Pools - Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Recreonics Inc.


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