California State University, San Bernardino Student Recreation and Fitness Center
California State University, San Bernardino Student Recreation and Fitness Center2009
The center provides a state-of-the-art facility to promote health and fitness within the community, while also assisting in the recruitment and retention of students. Flanked by a pine grove, the center sits in what was the footprint of tennis courts and provides a view of a nearby mountain range.
In order to maximize flexibility while minimizing structural impacts on the environment and reducing costs, the building was designed with clear-span, glue-laminated wood beams and a deep-span metal deck structural system. Functional spaces are organized around a circulation spine that is flooded with natural light through a continuous clerestory. Major components include a front desk, a climbing wall, an open fitness area, offices, meeting rooms and a full-court gymnasium. The spine creates a lively social setting, while generous sightlines remove physical and psychological barriers between spaces. The second level features two dance studios that are reached from a balcony overlooking the fitness area. The realistic-looking climbing wall intersects this space and extends from the floor to the roof, as if the building were built around a natural rock outcropping.
Following sustainable design tenets, the site and placement of the building were chosen specifically to be responsive to the natural environment; building materials were chosen for high functionality and low maintenance; fritted glass was used to assist in controlling room temperatures; and energy-efficient fixtures were incorporated.
Project DetailsArchitect: Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum Inc.; Culver City, Calif.
Programming/Operational Consultant: Populous; Kansas City, Mo.
Construction Cost: $10.5 million
Square Feet: 38,084
Occupancy: April 2007
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Jaypro Sports LLC
Climbing Walls: Entre Prises Climbing Walls
Dashers: Sport Systems Unlimited Corp.
Elliptical Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Entertainment Systems: Cardio Theater
Entertainment Systems: ClubCom Inc.
Ergometers: SCIFIT Systems Inc.
Exercise Balls: SPRI Products
Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Flooring, Fitness Center: Everlast Sports Surfacing
Free Weight Equipment: Iron Grip Barbell Co.
Lockers: Smarte Carte Inc.
Rowers: Concept2 CTS Inc.
Saunas/Whirlpools: Finlandia/Harvia Sauna Products
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Nevco Scoreboard Company
Sound Systems: JBL Professional
Stair Climbers: Precor Incorporated
Stationary Bikes: Precor Incorporated
Strength Equipment: Paramount Fitness Corp.
Strength Equipment: Hammer Strength
Strength Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Surfaces, Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Treadmills: Precor Incorporated
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports (Senoh)