University of Central Florida Recreation and Wellness Center Expansion
University of Central Florida Recreation and Wellness Center ExpansionOrlando, Fla.
This project, which added 62,000 square feet of new space to the existing recreation and wellness center, represents the second phase of a multiphase expansion. New additions include more space in the cardio fitness center, racquetball courts, multipurpose rooms, a two-court multipurpose activity court, a 25-yard-by-25-meter competition pool, new locker rooms, a wet classroom, staff offices, a 25-person conference room and student workspaces. The project also includes provisions for a new Outdoor Adventure Center service facility, encompassing a reception area, a student activities center, staff offices, student employee workspaces, a 16-person conference room and an equipment storage and maintenance area.
Three major design elements provide a unified aesthetic with the existing building: similar roofing forms and clerestory detailing, the continuation of the broad radial form of the fitness area, and matching masonry material and banding detail.
A fluid tie-in exists between new and existing spaces, while separation is provided for fire and other life-safety issues. Four large horizontal sliding fire doors create an enormous open area between the new and existing facilities. Special attention was given to the design and integration of the second-floor patio, as well as the spacious two-story curtainwalls and a large vaulted clerestory that take advantage of the extraordinary climate and exterior views, while also utilizing natural daylight.
Project DetailsArchitect: Borrelli + Partners Inc.; Orlando, Fla.
Design Consultant: Hastings+Chivetta Architects; St. Louis, Mo.
Aquatic Design Engineer: Aquadynamics Design Group Inc.; Miami, Fla.
Construction Cost: $21 million
Square Feet: 62,000
Occupancy: December 2010
Assessment & Monitoring Equipment: Polar
Basketball: Action Floor Systems LLC
Cardiovascular Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Cardiovascular Equipment: Star Trac
Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor
Cardiovascular Equipment: Nautilus
Cardiovascular Equipment: Matrix Fitness
Chemical Control Systems: National Line
Cleaners/Vacuums: Harmsco Filtration Products
Court Panels/Glass Walls: A Best Enterprises Inc.
Covers: T-Star Enterprises
Dashers: Sport Systems Unlimited Corp.
Deck/Basin Surface: Tarmac; Lambert
Dryers: Dexter Laundry Inc.
Entertainment Systems: Creston
Entertainment Systems: Four Winds Interactive
Filtration Systems: Nemato Corp.
Flooring: Top Tile
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Folding Chairs: Global Upholstery Co.
Free-Weight Equipment: Iron Grip Barbell Co.
Free-Weight Equipment: Hammer Strength
Gutters: Myrtha Pools USA
Heaters: Tjernlund Products Inc.
Hydrotherapy Tanks: Chattanooga Hydrocollator
Hydrotherapy Tanks: Whitehall Manufacturing
Ladders/Grab Bars: Myrtha Pools USA
Lane Markers: Myrtha Pools USA
Lighting: Architectural Area Lighting
Lockers: Penco Products Inc.
Multipurpose: Action Floor Systems LLC
Racquetball/Squash Courts: Fiberesin Industries Inc.
Sanitization Systems: Nemato Corp.
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Accurate Partitions Corp.
Sound Systems: JVC; Extron ; Crestron
Strength Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Strength Equipment: FreeMotion Fitness
Strength Equipment: Hammer Strength
Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp.
Volleyball: Action Floor Systems LLC
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports (Senoh)
Wall Padding: PSS Guard
Washers: Dexter Laundry Inc.