York College of Pennsylvania - Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center
York College of Pennsylvania - Grumbacher Sport and Fitness CenterYork, PA 2007
York College seized an opportunity to address its growth needs by expanding its campus into a former industrial zone, using the key parcel as a link between its main campus to the east and a growing residential campus to the west. Anchoring this new development is the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center, which accommodates both the college?s student fitness and intercollegiate athletics programs.
A long interior ?Main Street? bisects the building, providing a logical continuation of the pedestrian path that connects the two campuses. Students passing through the light-filled building can glimpse virtually all activities taking place. The major two-story spaces ? the natatorium, arena and field house ? are situated along one side of the concourse and are capped by a curved roof featuring custom-designed steel trusses and skylights. The unique form of the trusses gives these spaces a distinctive character, while the skylights flood them with natural daylight. Two levels of smaller program spaces grace the opposite side of ?Main Street,? which is punctuated at its midpoint by a dramatic three-story climbing wall.
Green-building strategies included designing to incorporate natural light, the careful selection of interior materials and the recycling of structural components from industrial buildings that were demolished to clear the site.
Project DetailsArchitect: Sasaki Associates Inc.; Watertown, Mass.
Construction Cost: $32 million
Square Feet: 170,000
Occupancy: April 2006
Arena Seating: Hussey Seating Co.
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Bleachers/Grandstands: Hussey Seating Co.
Climbing Walls: Entre Prises USA Climbing Walls
Court Panels/Glass: Court Co., The
Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Elliptical Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Flooring, Aerobics: Connor Sports Flooring
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Free Weight Equipment: York Barbell Co.
Handicapped Equipment: Spectrum Aquatics
Lighting: Sportlite Inc.
Lockers: Republic Storage Systems Co.
Rowers: Precor Incorporated
Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Stair Climbers: Precor Incorporated
Starting Blocks: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair
Stationary Bikes: Precor Incorporated
Strength Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Surface: Dal-Tile Corp.
Surfaces, Basketball: Connor Sports Flooring
Surfaces, Multipurpose: Connor Sports Flooring
Surfaces, Tennis: Mondo
Surfaces, Track: Mondo
Tennis Court Nets/Posts: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Treadmills: Precor Incorporated
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.