California State University, Long Beach, Student Recreation and Wellness Center

California State University, Long Beach, Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Long Beach, Calif.

Project Description

As one of the nation's three largest universities without a campus recreation center, California State University, Long Beach welcomes, in the words of its president, "the most significant building on campus since 1972."

Visitors arrive at the lobby via a large landscaped entry plaza with adjacent outdoor pool and deck, the major activity spaces visible prior to entering. A café and lounge area overlooks the pool and activity spaces arranged on two levels along both sides of a grand circulation spine. The interior "street" maximizes views of the building’s major components, including 20,000 square feet of fitness areas, a three-court gymnasium, a two-court MAC, multipurpose rooms, two racquetball courts, a wellness center, staff offices and a jogging track.

The university motto "Go Beach" inspired colors and finishes. Blue rubber flooring on the main floor and tan athletic wood floors and stone tiles recall sand and water, while ceramic tiles and accent walls painted with reds and yellows represent the colors of a sunset on the upper level.

The exterior design concept embodies the university's tradition of mid-century modern architecture and landscape, while remaining true to the goal of connecting indoor and outdoor spaces. Employing the campus vocabulary of brick and expressed structure, as well as light-colored panels and glass, the facility is the first of a new generation of buildings that are more human in scale and yet still draw inspiration from the campus’s modernist roots.


Project Details

Architect: Cannon Design; Los Angeles, Calif.
Construction Cost: $46 million
Square Feet: 109,000
Occupancy: August 2010

Assessment & Monitoring Equipment: Monark Sales Ltd.

Assessment & Monitoring Equipment: Polar Electro Inc.

Basketball: Connor Sports Flooring

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic Inc.

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Jaypro Sports LLC

Cardiovascular Equipment: Concept2 CTS Inc.

Cardiovascular Equipment: Expresso

Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Cardiovascular Equipment: SportsArt Fitness

Cardiovascular Equipment: Star Trac

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 Inc.

Climbing Walls: Entre Prises Climbing Walls

Court Panels/Glass Walls: Hollman Lockers & Courts Inc.

Divider Curtains: Jaypro Sports LLC

Dryers: Pellerin Milnor Corp.

Entertainment Systems: AV Now Fitness Sound

Entertainment Systems: Denon Electronics (USA) Inc.

Entertainment Systems: Fitness Audio

Entertainment Systems: Shure Inc.

Entertainment Systems: Sony Electronics Inc.

Filtration Systems: Paragon Aquatics, Div of Pentair

Filtration Systems: Stark Bulkhead Co.

Floor Covers: BSN Sports

Flooring, Aerobics: Connor Sports Flooring

Flooring, Aerobics: Great Mats

Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Flooring, Fitness Center: Infinity Flooring

Folding Chairs: Mity-Lite Inc.

Free-Weight Equipment: M-F Athletic Co. & Perform Better

Free-Weight Equipment: Advantage Fitness Products

Free-Weight Equipment: Life Fitness

Free-Weight Equipment: Power Systems

Free-Weight Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Free-Weight Equipment: TuffStuff

Free-Weight Equipment: UMAX Strength

Heaters: Teledyne Laars

Ladders/Grab Bars: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair

Lane Markers: Competitor Swim Products

Lighting: Holophane

Lighting: J & J Electronics Inc.

Lighting: LSI Courtsider Sports Lighting

Lockers: Celare by Security People Inc.

Lockers: Spec-Rite Designs

Multipurpose: Connor Sports Flooring

Racquetball/Squash Courts: Connor Sports Flooring

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 Goal Ltd.

Sound Systems: AV Now Fitness Sound

Sound Systems: Denon Electronics (USA) Inc.

Sound Systems: Fitness Audio

Sound Systems: Shure Inc.

Sound Systems: Sony Electronics Inc.

Strength Equipment: Balanced Body

Strength Equipment: Paramount Fitness Corp.

Strength Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Strength Equipment: Star Trac

Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp.

Track: Mondo

Volleyball: Connor Sports Flooring

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports (Senoh)

Wall Padding: Draper Inc.

Washers: Pellerin Milnor Corp.


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