Facilities of Merit 2014: Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center - Stony Brook University
Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center - Stony Brook UniversityStony Brook, NY
Year in Showcase: 2014
Stony Brook University’s new recreation center is situated on a sloping site that connects the athletic center and the student union, and provides more than 90,000 square feet of dedicated recreational space.
Boldly colored interior wall panels identify key spaces in the building as seen on the day lockers in hallways and adjacent to fitness areas to break up long corridors and wall areas. The facility’s design blends horizontally and vertically stacked metal and phenolic panels in a range of reds, grays and gray-black to black that line up perfectly from the exterior to the interior. Multi-hued red panels and glazed concrete block were utilized on the exterior to give the building a “wow” factor.
The building exceeds expectations for LEED Silver certification, is tracking for LEED Gold certification and uses 45 percent less energy than ASHRAE 90.1. This reduction was achieved partly through extensive solar modeling, which resulted in the provision of solar fins that maximize daylight while reducing heat load. Other sustainability initiatives included energy management systems that modulate heating and cooling as variable occupancies require, and white roof surfaces that reduce heat absorption.
Project DetailsArchitect: Sasaki Associates Inc.
Construction Cost: $28.6 million
Square Feet: 90,000
Occupancy: October 2012
Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Keiser
Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Cybex
Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Octane
Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Mondo
Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Intek
Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Life Fitness
Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Simplicity
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Floor Covers: Connor Sports
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Lithonia Lighting
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Sportable Scoreboards
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: Advanced Sound Company
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Schelde North America
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Wall Padding: Porter Athletic
Indoor Soccer/Inline Rinks - Dashers: Rink Systems Inc.
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Connor Sports / Mats Inc - Multi Lino
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Connor Sports / Mats Inc - Multi Lino
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Track: Mondo
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Volleyball: Connor Sports / Mats Inc - Multi Lino
Laundry - Dryers: UniMac
Laundry - Washers: UniMac
Locker/Shower - Flooring: Casalgrande Tile
Locker/Shower - Lockers: Superior
Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: AAMCO