California State University, Long Beach, Student Recreation and Wellness Center
California State University, Long Beach, Student Recreation and Wellness CenterLong Beach, Calif. 2012
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 DetailsArchitect: 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: 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.
Volleyball: Connor Sports Flooring
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports (Senoh)
Wall Padding: Draper Inc.
Washers: Pellerin Milnor Corp.