South Run RECenter Expansion
South Run RECenter Expansion2009
The expansion of the South Run RECenter includes a new 7,000-square-foot fitness room, a 65-space parking lot and related site improvements. The center, which originally opened in 1988, sits within a 192-acre county park. The expansion of the facility — one of Fairfax County’s most heavily used — coincided with the RECenter’s 20th anniversary and presented a great opportunity for a community-wide celebration.
The contemporary design features dynamic open spaces surrounded by glass. This not only provides natural light, but also gives users a view of the beautiful wooded grounds. The addition includes upgraded cardio and weightlifting areas, a new group exercise studio and a stretching area. The project also involved nearly tripling the number of available weight training machines, as well as adding stationary bikes and 40 other new pieces of cardio equipment.
The building sits on a hill, making it possible to add two levels of fitness space.
Project DetailsArchitect: Bowie Gridley Architects; Washington, D.C.
Construction Cost: $2.6 million
Square Feet: 8,800
Occupancy: August 2008