Columbus State University Student Recreation Center
Columbus State University Student Recreation CenterColumbus, Ga.
The 103,000-square-foot Columbus State University Student Recreation Center is designed to create an on-campus focal point for student and faculty interaction while meeting the recreation needs of a growing student body.
The building plan is organized around two main points of entry. The north entrance is directly accessible from the commuter parking lot and bus route, while the south entrance engages the campus. Each level contains a control and service desk. The main concourse through the building provides gathering areas and visual access to multiple functions.
The fitness center contains three distinct areas: heavy weights located on the lower level, cardio on the upper level and an owner-requested quiet fitness area in a separate room off the main fitness area for exercisers desiring more privacy. To minimize laps per mile on the elevated track, designers extended its length and swung it through the natatorium.
Other recreation components include a 30-foot climbing wall and bouldering walls, a two-court gymnasium, racquetball courts and two multipurpose studios, plus locker rooms and support space. Social areas include a student lounge, a juice bar, meeting rooms with videoconferencing capability and a multipurpose banquet hall with catering kitchen.
Brick and cut limestone were specified in a color range in keeping with the existing campus palette, and rough-cut limestone provides interest at each entry.
Project DetailsArchitect: Lyman Davidson Dooley Inc.; Marietta, Ga.
Architect: Hastings+Chivetta Architects Inc.; St. Louis, Mo.
AQUATIC DESIGN ENGINEER: Water Technology Inc.>/a>; Beaver Dam, Wis.
Construction Cost: $23.2 million
Square Feet: 102,850
Occupancy: January 2011
Basketball: Action Floor Systems LLC
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Schelde North America
Cardiovascular Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Cardiovascular Equipment: Woodway
Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology Inc.
Climbing Walls: Entre Prises Climbing Walls
Court Panels/Glass Walls: Court Co., The
Deck/Basin Surface: Dal-Tile Corp.
Dehumidifiers: PoolPak International
Diving Boards: Duraflex Int'l Corp.
Dryers: Speed Queen
Filtration Systems: Neptune-Benson Inc.
Floor Covers: Event Deck
Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Flooring, Aerobics: Action Floor Systems LLC
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Free-Weight Equipment: Life Fitness
Gutters: Lawson Aquatics Inc.
Ladders/Grab Bars: Spectrum Aquatics
Lane Markers: Competitor Swim Products
Lighting: Lithonia Lighting
Lighting: SPI Lighting Inc.
Lockers: Dal-Tile Corp.
Racquetball/Squash Courts: Court Co., The
Sanitization Systems: Hanovia Limited
Saunas/Whirlpools: Saunatec Inc.
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.
Strength Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp.
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Schelde North America
Washers: Speed Queen
Water Play Features: Crystal Fountains