Bill R. Foster and Family Recreation Center - Missouri State University
Bill R. Foster and Family Recreation Center - Missouri State UniversitySpringfield, Mo. 2013
The Bill R. Foster and Family Recreation Center creates a campus connection that previously did not exist and activates pathways that were once mere sidewalks.
In fact, the center’s defining feature is the campus pass, which cuts through the building as its diagonal orientation points one way toward the student union and the other way toward the campus arena and arts center. This new path connects three major aspects of student life: social, recreation and wellness, and athletics and fine arts.
The building not only revitalizes and expands recreation programming, but also strengthens the campus culture and introduces basketball courts, a multiuse activity court, an indoor activity pool, a wellness suite, an outdoor bouldering area, administration space and other important amenities.
Additionally, the facility serves as a meeting place for the campus community, a focal point for campus recruitment, a symbol of health and wellness for the area and an iconic building for the City of Springfield.
Project DetailsARCHITECT OF RECORD: Cannon Design; St. Louis, Mo.
Construction Cost: $26 million
Square Feet: 98,500
Occupancy: September 2012
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Gared Sports
Climbing Walls: Entre-Prises Climbing Walls
Floor Covers: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Flooring: Tnemec Company Inc.
Free-Weight Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Free-Weight Equipment: FreeMotion Fitness
Free-Weight Equipment: Troy Barbell & Fitness
Free-Weight Equipment: Woodway
Group Exercise Flooring: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Jogging Track: Horner Flooring Company
Lighting: SPI Lighting Inc.
Lockers: ASI Group
Pool Builder: Westport Pools & Midwest Pool Management
Pool Finish: Diamond Brite
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Sportable Scoreboards
Signage: Sign Productions
Sound Systems: Audio Acoustics