Nova Southeastern University
Nova Southeastern UniversityFort Lauderdale, FL
The University Center at Nova Southeastern University was conceived as a mixed-use hub of student, faculty and public activity. Located in the heart of campus, the center forms a link between residential and academic zones — its atrium spine fostering awareness of campus athletic, recreational and social activities.
Exterior design elements respect the existing campus palette of glass and precast concrete, and high-activity spaces are visible from the exterior both day and night through abundant glazing. Three levels house fitness areas, racquetball courts, a two-court gymnasium, a climbing wall, multipurpose rooms, lockers and support spaces. In addition, the center encloses an existing but upgraded recreational pool and sundeck, as well as facilities for social events.
The innovative arena accommodates concerts, commencements and other events, while providing a suitable environment for NSU?s intercollegiate basketball and volleyball programs. The lower arena bowl seats 1,250 spectators and includes a VIP lounge with premium seating. Upper-level seating expands the venue?s capacity to 5,400 but can be sealed off using 30-foot-high stacking partitions to create an intimate, vibrant atmosphere for smaller crowds.
Project DetailsArchitect: Cannon Design; Los Angeles, Calif.; Boston, Mass.; Washington, D.C.; Victoria, B.C.
ASSOCIATED FIRM : EDSA - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Construction Cost: $64 million
Square Feet: 321,887
Occupancy: September 2006
Arena Seating: Irwin Seating Co.
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Spalding
Bleachers/Grandstands: Irwin Seating Co.
Climbing Walls: Entre Prises USA Climbing Walls
Court Panels/Glass: Fiberesin Industries Inc.
Court Panels/Glass: A Best Enterprises Inc.
Divider Curtains: Spalding
Elliptical Equipment: Star Trac
Exercise Balls: Power Systems Inc.
Floor Finishes: Connor Sports Flooring
Flooring: Crossfield Products Corp.
Flooring, Aerobics: Connor Sports Flooring
Flooring, Fitness Center: Johnsonite
Folding Chairs: Clarin, Div. of Greenwich Industries
Free Weight Equipment: Flex Fitness Inc.
Free Weight Equipment: Star Trac
Hydrotherapy Tank: HydroWorx International Inc.
Lockers: Penco Products Inc.
Pilates Equipment: efi Sports Medicine
Rehabilitation/Testing Units: Polar Electro Inc.
Rowers: Concept2 Inc.
Saunas/Whirlpools: McCoy Sauna & Steam
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Scorer's Tables: Daktronics Inc.
Stair Climbers: Star Trac
Stationary Bikes: Star Trac
Surface: Connor Sports Flooring
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Spalding
Wall Padding: Spalding