The Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education & Wellness Center - Winthrop University

The Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education & Wellness Center - Winthrop University

Rock Hill, SC

Project Description

The West Center is the largest academic building on Winthrop’s campus and replaces the 1915 Peabody Gymnasium. The old gymnasium’s large arched windows were the design inspiration for the West Center’s architectural style. In addition, wood flooring and original seating were salvaged and reinstalled in the lobby of the new building.

The West Center project is the first campus building specifically designed to achieve LEED certification. One energy-efficient feature of the building brings daylight into classrooms located in the building’s interior through rooftop dormers at each end of the space. Octagonal roof structures with clerestory windows bring daylight into the lobby and weight room areas. The classroom corridor opens up to the weight room below, introducing daylight and allowing views of students participating in activities in the gymnasium and on the second-level running track.

The natatorium has a swimming pool with eight lanes and a diving well designed to accommodate a future university swim team. The pool features a filtration system that allows the university to save approximately 200,000 gallons of water per year.


Project Details

Architect: The FWA Group, Architects; Charlotte, N.C.
AQUATIC DESIGN ENGINEER: Paddock Industries Rock Hill, S.C.
Construction Cost: $21.3 million
Square Feet: 137,500
Occupancy: September 2007

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Draper Inc.

Chemical Control Systems: Paddock Pool Equipment Co. Inc.

Cleaners/Vacuums: Maytronics US Inc.

Climbing Walls: Entre Prises Climbing Walls

Court Panels/Glass: CRS Products International Inc.

Dehumidifiers: PoolPak International

Divider Curtains: Draper Inc.

Dryers: Huebsch

Elliptical Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Filters: Paddock Pool Equipment Co. Inc.

Floor Covers: Covermaster Inc.

Floor Finishes: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Flooring: Mondo

Flooring: Dur-A-Flex

Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Free Weight Equipment: Magnum Fitness Systems

Gutters: Paddock Pool Equipment Co. Inc.

Handicapped Equipment: Spectrum Aquatics

Hydrotherapy Tank: Ferno Performance Pools

Ladders/Grab Bars: Paddock Pool Equipment Co. Inc.

Lane Markers: Competitor Swim Products

Lighting: Insight Lighting

Lighting: LSI Courtsider Sports Lighting

Lighting: LSI Courtsider Sports Lighting

Lockers: Scranton Products

Sanitization Systems: PPG Industries

Saunas/Whirlpools: Cedarbrook Sauna & Steam USA

Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Scranton Products

Skylights: Structures Unlimited Inc.

Starting Blocks: Paddock Pool Equipment Co. Inc.

Stationary Bikes: Precor Incorporated

Strength Equipment: Magnum Fitness Systems

Strength Equipment: FreeMotion Fitness

Surface: Dur-A-Flex

Surfaces, Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Surfaces, Multipurpose: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Surfaces, Track: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Swimsuit Dryer: Extractor Corp.

Treadmills: Precor Incorporated

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports Inc. (Senoh)

Wall Padding: Draper Inc.

Washers: Huebsch


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