Pitt-Johnstown Wellness Center University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Wellness Center University of Pittsburgh, JohnstownJohnstown, Pa.
The goals for this project were to find a cost-effective solution to improve congested recreation facilities and to establish an edge to campus by strengthening an ill-defined natural green space.
The solution ultimately resulted in the renovation and expansion of the existing facility to nearly double its size. Now oriented perpendicular to the existing Sports Center, it defines its edge of campus. The blending of scale, similar materials and detailing create a seamless structure. With its two-story glass entrance gallery and soaring glass wedge showcasing the climbing wall, the building exemplifies the energy of the student activities taking place within.
The revitalized center provides students, faculty and staff with a 40,000-square-foot facility that houses a cardio-fitness and strength-training area, a 30-foot climbing wall, a 1,100-square-foot exercise studio, a 15,000-square-foot multipurpose gymnasium, a 1⁄12-mile walking/running track and a golf simulator.
Foreground building elements help diminish the scale of the larger gymnasium structure and permit views of the campus from the elevated track, which is generously glazed to provide panoramic scenes of the surrounding mountains and rustic terrain.
Project DetailsArchitect: WTW Architects; Pittsburgh, Pa.
Construction Cost: $7.98 million
Square Feet: 39,221
Occupancy: December 2010
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Spalding
Cardiovascular Equipment: Life Fitness
Climbing Walls: Nicros Inc. Climbing Wall Systems
Divider Curtains: Spalding
Elevator - Marshall Elevator: Exterior Stone - Valley Forge/Rubble Stone
Flooring, Aerobics: Action Floor Systems LLC
Flooring, Fitness Center: Kiefer Specialty Flooring Inc.
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Free-Weight Equipment: Life Fitness
Lockers: Republic Storage Systems Co.
Metal Panels - Centria: GAF
Multipurpose: Kiefer Specialty Flooring Inc.
Painting - Sherwin Williams: Modernfold
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Skylights: Structures Unlimited Inc.
Strength Equipment: Life Fitness
Track: Moose Sports Surfaces Ltd.
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Spalding
Wall Padding: Porter Athletic Inc.