Weinstein Center for Recreation & Wellness Renovation and Expansion - University of Richmond
Weinstein Center for Recreation & Wellness Renovation and Expansion - University of RichmondRichmond, VA
The Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness encompasses both extensive alterations to an antiquated practice gym and a major addition to the 9,000-seat Robins Center basketball arena. The mission was to create an inviting student recreation center that has a distinct and separate identity from the adjacent varsity athletic facility.
Exterior design focused on defining a visually strong entry that collects pedestrians entering from adjacent residence halls and off-campus users entering from an existing parking lot. To provide appropriate scale and identity, a gently arching peristyle structure was employed to connect the wings of an L-shaped building footprint dictated by site constraints. Additionally, the large gym and fitness spaces were detailed with expansive areas of glass curtain wall. The design creates a simple background to the prominent entry, while also providing abundant daylight, visual transparency to interior activities and views from interior gym and fitness spaces to a new courtyard entrance.
From the central lobby, staff and participants have views of, and easy access to, the surrounding activity areas including the natatorium, gymnasium and upper-level fitness center. Staff offices and workspaces have been strategically located throughout the building to provide views of the activity areas for supervision as well as security.
Project DetailsArchitect: Worley Associates Architects; Richmond, Va.
Construction Cost: $10.3 million
Square Feet: 73,000
Occupancy: January 2007
Access Ramps/Stairs: H2O Innovations
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Spalding
Bleachers: Kodiak Industries
Bleachers/Grandstands: Sport Supply Group, Inc.
Divider Curtains: Spalding
Dryers: Speed Queen
Elliptical Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Elliptical Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Elliptical Equipment: Matrix Fitness Systems
Entertainment Systems: Cardio Theater
Exercise Balls: Power Systems Inc.
Floor Covers: Covermaster Inc.
Floor Covers: Fisher Athletic
Floor Finishes: BonaKemi USA Inc.
Flooring, Aerobics: Connor Sport Court International
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Folding Chairs: Mity-Lite Inc.
Free Weight Equipment: Ivanko Barbell Co. Inc.
Free Weight Equipment: Atlantis Inc.
Group Cycling: Star Trac
Lockers: Hollman Inc.
Pilates Equipment: Power Systems Inc.
Rehabilitation/Testing Units: SCIFIT Systems Inc.
Rowers: Concept2 Inc.
Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Colorado Time & Colorado Display Systems
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: All American Scoreboards
Scorer's Tables: American Athletic Inc.
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Scranton Products
Skylights: Structures Unlimited Inc.
Stair Climbers: Precor Incorporated
Stair Climbers: StairMaster Health & Fitness Products Inc.
Starting Blocks: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair
Stationary Bikes: Precor Incorporated
Stationary Bikes: Life Fitness
Strength Equipment: Paramount Fitness Corp.
Strength Equipment: Atlantis Inc.
Strength Equipment: Matrix Fitness Systems
Surfaces, Basketball: Connor Sport Court International
Swimsuit Dryer: Extractor Corp.
Treadmills: Precor Incorporated
Treadmills: Life Fitness
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports Inc. (Senoh)
Wall Padding: Spalding
Washers: Continental Girbau Inc.