Charles R. Drew Wellness Center
Charles R. Drew Wellness CenterColumbia, SC
The Charles R. Drew Wellness Center is located adjacent to a new housing redevelopment project and strives to engage not only the local Drew Park community, but also the city of Columbia as a whole. Major program components include an indoor eight-lane, 25-meter pool with access to an exterior plaza, a gymnasium, weight-training and cardiovascularfitness areas, an indoor jogging/walking track, a group exercise room, an instructional kitchen, a health screening room and a variety of multiuse spaces.
The weight-training and cardio area is located on the mezzanine level and overlooks the natatorium, while the elevated track surrounds the fitness area and runs along the perimeter of the gymnasium. The interior walls of the natatorium, gym and corridors consist of ground-faced concrete masonry units, requiring minimal maintenance. Meanwhile, the facility’s color schemes complement the natural lighting that is prevalent throughout the building.
The exterior fenestration components include brick, glass and aluminum panels, which provide a sleek backdrop to the residential materials used in the adjacent housing development.
Project DetailsArchitect: The Boudreaux Group; Columbia, S.C.
Aquatic Design Engineer: Rowley International Inc.; Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Construction Cost: $7.66 million
Square Feet: 39,953
Occupancy: November 2005
Aerobics Flooring: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Spalding
Basketball Surfaces: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Divider Curtains: Spalding
Elliptical Equipment: SportsArt Fitness
Entertainment Systems: BroadcastVision Entertainment
Exercise Balls: Gym Ball Store, The
Fitness Center Flooring: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Floor Covers: Covermaster Inc.
Folding Chairs: Krueger International (KI)
Free Weight Equipment: Magnum Fitness Systems
Free Weight Equipment: Hoist Fitness Systems
Free Weight Equipment: CAP Barbell
Handicapped Equipment: Spectrum Aquatics
Lighting: Lithonia Lighting
Lockers: Lyon Workspace Products
Multipurpose Surfaces: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Pool Access Ramps/Stairs: Paddock Pool Equipment Co. Inc.
Pool Bulkheads: Paddock Pool Equipment Co. Inc.
Pool Chemical Control Systems: Siemens
Pool Cleaners/Vacuums: Spectrum Aquatics
Pool Dehumidifiers: PoolPak Inc.
Pool Filters: Siemens
Pool Gutters: Paddock Pool Equipment Co. Inc.
Pool Heaters: Lochinvar Corp.
Pool Ladders/Grab Bars: Paddock Pool Equipment Co. Inc.
Pool Lane Markers: Anti Wave V.I.P.
Pool Lighting: Paddock Pool Equipment Co. Inc.
Pool Sanitization Systems: Siemens
Pool Starting Blocks: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair
Pool Surface: Sundek Products Inc.
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Rockville Partitions Inc.
Stair Climbers: Nautilus Inc.
Stationary Bikes: True Fitness Technology
Strength Equipment: Nautilus Inc.
Strength Equipment: FreeMotion Fitness
Strength Equipment: Life Fitness
Track Surfaces: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Spalding
Wall Padding: Spalding