Colorado State University-Pueblo Student Recreation Center
Colorado State University-Pueblo Student Recreation CenterPueblo, Colo.
Situated between the administration building and student union, and overlooking the new football stadium to the east, the new Student Recreation Center occupies a key south-facing transitional site on the east edge of the Colorado State University-Pueblo main campus.
With its terraced mass, the design of the recreation center capitalizes on the prominent hillside site as a crossroads of the student life experience and the academic core. The building adjoins the existing Massari Arena to the north, allowing shared use of the natatorium, racquetball courts, training/rehab area and a climbing wall. Its transparent, two-story main entry offers a panoramic view of the Front Range and Pikes Peak, while the triple-height volume of the atrium allows visitors and users to experience the building’s energetic, community-oriented feel.
Daylight filters through clerestories into the main gymnasium, the elevated running track that circulates through the atrium, the fitness center and multipurpose rooms. In addition to its recreation offerings, the center provides a health, wellness and nutritional suite, a lounge/café with a south-facing exterior terrace and an outdoor pursuits program and equipment rental space.
A simplified materials palette of precast concrete, glazing and a water-table course of cast-in-place concrete provides the campus with a neutral mix of exterior materials that complement the clean, modern buildings rising out of the natural, arid Pueblo landscape.
Project DetailsArchitect: HGF Architects Inc.; Pueblo, Colo.
Architect: PageSoutherlandPage; Denver, Colo.
Programming Consultant: SportsPlan Studio; Kansas City, Mo.
Construction Cost: $8.35 million
Square Feet: 39,850
Occupancy: September 2008
Assessment & Monitoring Equipment: SCIFIT Systems Inc.
Ballet Bars: Gibson Athletic
Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces - Mock I System
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Performance Sports Systems
Cardiovascular Equipment: Nautilus
Carpet: Shaw, Interface
Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic Inc.
Exterior Metal Panels: Central State Roofing
Flooring: Inerface Deco-tuft
Flooring, Aerobics: Mondo
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Free-Weight Equipment: Mondo
Laminates and Solid Surface: Formica
Lighting: Lithonia Lighting - 400w MH High Bay fixtures
Lockers: DeBourgh Manufacturing Co.
Multipurpose: Robbins Sports Surfaces - Bio-Cushion Classic Aero
Other Lighting: Columbia, Focal Point, Gotham, Insight, Kramer, Ku
Paints and Coatings: Sherwin Williams
Porcelain Lobby Tile: Ergon - Kyoto
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Scorers Tables: Owner Installed - post occupancy
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Hadrian Inc.
Sound Systems: Owner Installed - post occupancy
Strength Equipment: Mondo
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports (Senoh)
Wall Padding: Porter Athletic Inc.
Washers: Owner Installed - post occupancy
Window and Sunshade Systems: Vista Wall