Fairmont State University
Fairmont State UniversityFairmont, WV
The Student Activities Center at Fairmont State University meets two distinct needs for the campus: It provides a state-of-the-art recreation center, as well as a contemporary student union with the latest student-life amenities. The facility includes an indoor pool and running track, a gymnasium, a multi-activity center, a weight and fitness center, aerobics and cycling studios, and locker rooms for men, women and families. In addition, a student dining hall with a market-style food court and kitchen accommodates 600 students, and there is also a conference center, computer labs and classrooms, a convenience store, a photocopy and mail center, a campus bookstore, a student lounge and coffee shop, and a police and security center.
Located in the middle of campus, the new facility features a wide, multistory ?Main Street? environment. The naturally lit atrium space offers a logical route for students on their way to and from classrooms, and columns lining the atrium are symbolic of the grand old trees that exist on the campus grounds.
Primarily a new-construction project, the center is attached to the newly renovated Coldbank gymnasium that now houses student-life administration offices and staff.
Project DetailsArchitect: VOA Associates Inc.; Chicago, Ill.
ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT : N Visions Architects - South Charleston, W.Va.
Construction Cost: $22 million
Square Feet: 145,000
Occupancy: December 2004
Access Ramps/Stairs: Spectrum Aquatics
Baseball Backstops: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Bleachers: Spectrum Aquatics
Bleachers/Grandstands: Kwik Goal Ltd.
Elliptical Equipment: Life Fitness
Entertainment Systems: Cardio Theater
Exercise Balls: Power Systems Inc.
Free Weight Equipment: Paramount Fitness Corp.
Ladders/Grab Bars: Spectrum Aquatics
Lane Markers: Lincoln Equipment Inc.
Lockers: DeBourgh Manufacturing Co.
Pilates Equipment: Body Masters
Rowers: FreeMotion Fitness
Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Spectrum Aquatics
Scoreboards: Colorado Time & Colorado Display Systems
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Colorado Time & Colorado Display Systems
Scorer's Tables: Colorado Time & Colorado Display Systems
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Bradley Corp.
Soccer Goals: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Stair Climbers: Nautilus Inc.
Stationary Bikes: Nautilus Inc.
Strength Equipment: Paramount Fitness Corp.
Tennis Court Nets/Posts: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Tennis Nets/Posts: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Track & Field Equipment: M-F Athletic Co. & Perform Better
Track & Field Equipment: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Treadmills: FreeMotion Fitness
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Wall Padding: Spalding