Florida Atlantic University Recreation Center
Florida Atlantic University Recreation CenterBoca Raton, Fla. 2011
The FAU Recreation Center is the first key component of the university’s new Innovation Village complex, which will also include residence halls, shopping and dining, and a 30,000-seat stadium.
An efficient, functional design is evident immediately upon entering the facility. The open floor plan, natural light, high ceilings and ample glass throughout allow users and staff to see multiple spaces from any area. The main lobby and circulation corridors are marked by an 18-foot-tall angled wall placed six inches above the floor with under-mounted LED lights, creating a subtle glow that makes the wall appear to float. The cardio space and gymnasium open directly to the lobby, while the light-filled student lounge overlooks the pool, with a glass wall facing the Innovation Village stadium site. The main entrance faces the alumni center and the plaza, strengthening the north-south circulation through the campus.
Among numerous energy conservation measures, an applied roof coating minimizes solar heat gain and protects the roofing surface. Daylighting is provided in nearly all rooms. Low-emissivity glazing throughout the building limits solar heat gain, and sound-dampening panels in the gymnasium improve thermal insulation.
Project DetailsArchitect of Record: Borrelli + Partners; Coral Gables, Fla.
Aquatic Design Engineer: Aquadynamics Design Group Inc.; Miami, Fla.
Construction Cost: $16.2 million
Square Feet: 62,149
Occupancy: March 2010
Basketball: Connor Sport Court
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Hufcor Inc.
Cardiovascular Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Cardiovascular Equipment: LeMond
Cardiovascular Equipment: Life Fitness
Cardiovascular Equipment: Nautilus
Cardiovascular Equipment: True Fitness
Cardiovascular Equipment: Woodway
Cardiovascular Equipment: Paramount Fitness Corp.
Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Chemical Control Systems: CES
Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology
Cleaners/Vacuums: Harmsco Filtration Products
Cleaners/Vacuums: Rainbow Lifegard Products, Div. Of Pentair Pool
Divider Curtains: Jaypro Sports LLC
Dryers: Pellerin Milnor Corp.
Entertainment Systems: Direct TV
Entertainment Systems: Netpulse
Entertainment Systems: Fantasy
Entertainment Systems: MYE Entertainment LLC
Filtration Systems: US Filter National, ITT Marlow
Flooring, Aerobics: Connor Sport Court
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Flooring, Fitness Center: Infinity Flooring
Gutters: Hayward Pool Products Inc.
Heaters: Symbiont Service
Ladders/Grab Bars: S.R. Smith
Lane Markers: Spectrum Aquatics
Lighting: Cooper Lighting
Lighting: Pentair Amerilite
Multipurpose: Infinity Flooring
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Scranton Products
Sound Systems: JBL, Crestron, Crown
Strength Equipment: FreeMotion Fitness
Strength Equipment: Magnum Fitness Systems
Strength Equipment: Technogym USA Corp.
Strength Equipment: TuffStuff
Strength Equipment: Paramount Fitness Corp.
Strength Equipment: Hammer Strength
Strength Equipment: Body Masters Sports Industries Inc.
Strength Equipment: Intek Strength
Volleyball: Connor Sport Court
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports (Senoh)
Wall Padding: Promats Athletics
Washers: Pellerin Milnor Corp.