Sacramento State University
Sacramento State UniversitySacramento, Calif. 2011
Founded on the concept that community is supported by wellness-education-leisure-lifestyle (WELL), The WELL is designed to integrate recreation and health/wellness services. The WELL’s program consists of wellness (physical and mental health clinics, pharmacy, lab, optometry), education (nutrition, physical therapy, conference), leisure (recreation, intramural sports, gymnasium, multipurpose court, fitness center, exercise studios, climbing area, outdoor adventure), and lifestyle (plaza, terraces, informal gathering areas, café).
The design comprises two primary forms: the regularly shaped gym box and the curved bar, which houses public areas, wellness facilities and many of the fitness components. The space between the gym box and curved bar consists of administrative offices, meeting areas and a VIP terrace overlooking the campus stadium. The climbing area, serving as a two-level room from which different activities radiate, orients users and marks a community “street.”
One of the building’s most visible features is an entrance atrium with a skylight made of an innovative thermoplastic material that bathes the space in natural light and creates a beacon at night. The atrium centers a radial wayfinding system. Inside, The WELL features an entertaining sequence of spaces, durable and attractive material choices, large quantities of natural light, strong indoor/outdoor relationships, openness and memorable forms. The central entry lobby is embedded in a great curving facade, which defines a new quadrangle and reveals the internal life of the building.
Project DetailsArchitect: Hornberger + Worstell; San Francisco, Calif.
Architect: AECOM; San Francisco, Calif.
Construction Cost: $52 million
Square Feet: 151,000
Occupancy: September 2010
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Spalding
Bleachers/Grandstands: Hussey Seating Co.
Ceiling Fans: Big Ass Fans
Climbing Walls: Entre Prises Climbing Walls
Court Panels/Glass Walls: Sports Unlimited Inc.
Court Panels/Glass Walls: A Best Enterprises Inc.
Floor Covers: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Flooring, Aerobics: Mondo
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo, Shaw Carpet Tile
Free-Weight Equipment: Expresso
Free-Weight Equipment: FreeMotion Fitness
Free-Weight Equipment: Advantage Fitness
Free-Weight Equipment: Woodway
Free-Weight Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Free-Weight Equipment: Matrix Fitness
Free-Weight Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Free-Weight Equipment: Technogym USA Corp.
Lighting: Orgatech Omegalux
Lockers: Hollman Lockers & Courts Inc.
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Nevco Inc.
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.
Strength Equipment: Expresso
Strength Equipment: Woodway
Strength Equipment: FreeMotion Fitness
Strength Equipment: Advantage Fitness
Strength Equipment: Matrix Fitness
Strength Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Strength Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Strength Equipment: Technogym USA Corp.
Track & Field Equipment: Mondo
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports (Senoh)
Wall Padding: Spalding