Facilities of Merit 2014: Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center - Stony Brook University

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Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center - Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 2014
Year in Showcase: 2014

Project Description

Stony Brook University’s new recreation center is situated on a sloping site that connects the athletic center and the student union, and provides more than 90,000 square feet of dedicated recreational space.

Boldly colored interior wall panels identify key spaces in the building as seen on the day lockers in hallways and adjacent to fitness areas to break up long corridors and wall areas. The facility’s design blends horizontally and vertically stacked metal and phenolic panels in a range of reds, grays and gray-black to black that line up perfectly from the exterior to the interior. Multi-hued red panels and glazed concrete block were utilized on the exterior to give the building a “wow” factor.

The building exceeds expectations for LEED Silver certification, is tracking for LEED Gold certification and uses 45 percent less energy than ASHRAE 90.1. This reduction was achieved partly through extensive solar modeling, which resulted in the provision of solar fins that maximize daylight while reducing heat load. Other sustainability initiatives included energy management systems that modulate heating and cooling as variable occupancies require, and white roof surfaces that reduce heat absorption.

Project Details

Architect: Sasaki Associates, Inc.
Construction Cost: $28.6 million
Square Feet: 90,000
Occupancy: October 2012

Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Cybex

Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Octane

Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Keiser

Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Mondo

Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Life Fitness

Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Intek

Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Simplicity

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Floor Covers: Connor Sports

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Lithonia Lighting

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Sportable Scoreboards

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: Advanced Sound Company

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Schelde North America

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Wall Padding: Porter Athletic

Indoor Soccer/Inline Rinks - Dashers: Rink Systems Inc.

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Connor Sports / Mats Inc - Multi Lino

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Connor Sports / Mats Inc - Multi Lino

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Track: Mondo

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Volleyball: Connor Sports / Mats Inc - Multi Lino

Laundry - Dryers: UniMac

Laundry - Washers: UniMac

Locker/Shower - Flooring: Casalgrande Tile

Locker/Shower - Lockers: Superior

Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: AAMCO

Architect Of Record

Sasaki Associates, Inc.
Watertown, MA

Architect Of Record

Sasaki Associates, Inc.
Watertown, MA