Colorado State University-Pueblo Student Recreation Center

Colorado State University-Pueblo Student Recreation Center

Pueblo, Colo.

Project Description

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 Details

Architect: 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

Track: Mondo

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports (Senoh)

Wall Padding: Porter Athletic Inc.

Washers: Owner Installed - post occupancy

Window and Sunshade Systems: Vista Wall


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