California State University, Long Beach, Student Recreation and Wellness Center
California State University, Long Beach, Student Recreation and Wellness CenterLong Beach, Calif.
Since CSULB was one of the three largest universities nationwide without a campus recreation center, the new facility has transformed the student experience.
Major activity spaces are visible from a large plaza prior to entering the lobby. Activity spaces are arranged on two floors on both sides of a grand circulation spine, from the building entry at the west end to the climbing/bouldering wall as a focal point to the east. Exercise equipment is distributed throughout the facility to promote integration and a variety of experiences. An interior “street” maximizes views of the building’s major components. From the outside, broad expanses of glass turn the illuminated building into a beacon at night.
The university motto (“Go Beach”) inspired the interior colors and finishes. Blue rubber flooring, tan wood floors and stone tiles recall sand and water, while ceramic tiles and upper-level accent walls painted with reds and yellows reflect the colors of a sunset.
The design concept embodies the university’s tradition of mid-century modern architecture while furthering the goal of connecting indoor and outdoor spaces. The building employs the campus vocabulary of brick and expressed structure, and light-colored metal panels and glass provide an interpretation of the campus’s architectural heritage.
Project DetailsArchitect: Cannon Design; Los Angeles, Calif.
Construction Cost: $46 million
Square Feet: 125,000
Occupancy: August 2010
Assessment & Monitoring Equipment: Polar
Assessment & Monitoring Equipment: Monark
Assessment & Monitoring Equipment: Life Measurement Inc.
Basketball: Connor Sport Court
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Jaypro Sports LLC
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic Inc.
Bleachers/Grandstands: Buddy's Allstars
Cardiovascular Equipment: Concept2 CTS Inc.
Cardiovascular Equipment: Star Trac
Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Cardiovascular Equipment: SportsArt Fitness
Cardiovascular Equipment: Expresso
Chemical Control Systems: Chemtrol, Div. of Santa Barbara Control Systems
Cleaners/Vacuums: Lincoln Equipment Inc.
Cleaners/Vacuums: Adolph Kiefer and Associates
Cleaners/Vacuums: Aqua Products
Climbing Walls: Entre Prises Climbing Walls
Climbing Walls: Petzl
Climbing Walls: Evolve Sports Design
Climbing Walls: Black Diamond
Climbing Walls: Sterling Rope
Climbing Walls: VooDoo Climbing
Climbing Walls: Metrolius
Climbing Walls: Mad Rock
Court Panels/Glass Walls: Hollman Lockers & Courts Inc.
Covers: Therm Gard, Universal
Divider Curtains: Jaypro Sports LLC
Dryers: Pellerin Milnor Corp.
Entertainment Systems: Cortex
Entertainment Systems: Shure
Entertainment Systems: Sony
Entertainment Systems: Crestron
Entertainment Systems: Denon
Entertainment Systems: Direct AV
Entertainment Systems: ZAS
Entertainment Systems: AV Now
Entertainment Systems: CommCincema
Entertainment Systems: Dish Network
Entertainment Systems: XM Radio
Entertainment Systems: Four Winds Interactive
Entertainment Systems: Fitness Audio
Filtration Systems: Paragon, Stark
Floor Covers: BSN Sports
Flooring, Aerobics: Connor Sport Court
Flooring, Aerobics: Great Mats
Flooring, Fitness Center: Infinity Flooring
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Folding Chairs: Mity-Lite Inc.
Free-Weight Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Free-Weight Equipment: Power Systems
Free-Weight Equipment: UMAX Strength
Free-Weight Equipment: M-F Athletic Co. & Perform Better
Free-Weight Equipment: Oakworks
Free-Weight Equipment: Title MMA
Free-Weight Equipment: TuffStuff
Free-Weight Equipment: Hammer Strength
Heaters: Teledyne Laars
Ladders/Grab Bars: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair
Lane Markers: Competitor Swim Products
Lighting: J&J Electric
Lockers: Spec-Rite Designs
Multipurpose: Connor Sport Court
Racquetball/Squash Courts: Connor Sport Court
Sanitization Systems: Lincoln Equipment Inc.
Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Adolph Kiefer and Associates
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Nevco Inc.
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.
Soccer Goals: Kwik Goals
Sound Systems: Sony
Sound Systems: Crestron
Sound Systems: Cortex
Sound Systems: Shure
Sound Systems: Direct AV
Sound Systems: AV Now
Sound Systems: Denon
Sound Systems: Fitness Audio
Strength Equipment: Paramount Fitness Corp.
Strength Equipment: Star Trac
Strength Equipment: Balance Body
Strength Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp.
Volleyball: Connor Sport Court
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports (Senoh)
Wall Padding: Draper Inc.
Washers: Pellerin Milnor Corp.