University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Student Recreation and Wellness Center
University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Student Recreation and Wellness CenterLas Vegas, NV 2008
Because of the site’s limited size, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, had nowhere to go but up. The resulting four stories incorporate activity spaces on every level — including a four-court gymnasium with a suspended jogging track offering views of the Las Vegas Strip, two multipurpose activity courts, a group cycling room, a fitness mezzanine, racquetball courts, a climbing wall, indoor competition and leisure pools, a whirlpool and wet classroom, an outdoor pool and spa, a spacious lobby, a juice bar and coffee bistro, a convenience store, indoor and outdoor dining, and meeting rooms and offices.
A key component of the facility is the Wellness Center, which houses student health, counseling and psychological services. Accessible from the lobby, it is secured separately from the rest of the building.
The exterior design shares textures and materials from more recent UNLV campus buildings. The goal was to create an environment that would encourage students to be physically, emotionally and mentally fit.
Project DetailsArchitect: DMJM Phoenix; Ariz.
ASSOCIATED FIRM: Hastings & Chivetta Architects Inc. St. Louis, Mo.
Construction Cost: $40.1 million
Square Feet: 185,000
Occupancy: September 2007
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Arizona Courtlines
Bleachers/Grandstands: E & D Specialty Stands Inc.
Court Panels/Glass: Sports Unlimited Inc.
Dashers: Burley's Rink Supply
Divider Curtains: Arizona Courtlines
Elliptical Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Flooring, Aerobics: Mondo
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Free Weight Equipment: GP Industries Inc.
Free Weight Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Lockers: Penco Products Inc.
Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Arizona Courtlines
Stair Climbers: Precor Incorporated
Stationary Bikes: Precor Incorporated
Surface: Pebble Technology Inc.
Surfaces, Basketball: Connor Sport Court International
Surfaces, Multipurpose: Mondo
Surfaces, Track: Mondo
Treadmills: Precor Incorporated
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Arizona Courtlines
Wall Padding: Arizona Courtlines