Fairmont State University

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Fairmont State University

Fairmont, WV 2007

Project Description

The Student Activities Center at Fairmont State University meets two distinct needs for the campus: It provides a state-of-the-art recreation center, as well as a contemporary student union with the latest student-life amenities. The facility includes an indoor pool and running track, a gymnasium, a multi-activity center, a weight and fitness center, aerobics and cycling studios, and locker rooms for men, women and families. In addition, a student dining hall with a market-style food court and kitchen accommodates 600 students, and there is also a conference center, computer labs and classrooms, a convenience store, a photocopy and mail center, a campus bookstore, a student lounge and coffee shop, and a police and security center.

Located in the middle of campus, the new facility features a wide, multistory ?Main Street? environment. The naturally lit atrium space offers a logical route for students on their way to and from classrooms, and columns lining the atrium are symbolic of the grand old trees that exist on the campus grounds.

Primarily a new-construction project, the center is attached to the newly renovated Coldbank gymnasium that now houses student-life administration offices and staff.

Project Details

Architect: VOA Associates Inc.; Chicago, Ill.
ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT : N Visions Architects - South Charleston, W.Va.
Construction Cost: $22 million
Square Feet: 145,000
Occupancy: December 2004

Access Ramps/Stairs: Spectrum Aquatics

Baseball Backstops: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.

Bleachers: Spectrum Aquatics

Bleachers/Grandstands: Kwik Goal Ltd.

Elliptical Equipment: Life Fitness

Entertainment Systems: Cardio Theater

Exercise Balls: Power Systems Inc.

Free Weight Equipment: Paramount Fitness Corp.

Ladders/Grab Bars: Spectrum Aquatics

Lane Markers: Lincoln Equipment Inc.

Lockers: DeBourgh Manufacturing Co.

Pilates Equipment: Body Masters

Rowers: FreeMotion Fitness

Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Spectrum Aquatics

Scoreboards: Colorado Time & Colorado Display Systems

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Colorado Time & Colorado Display Systems

Scorer's Tables: Colorado Time & Colorado Display Systems

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Bradley Corp.

Soccer Goals: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.

Stair Climbers: Nautilus Inc.

Stationary Bikes: Nautilus Inc.

Strength Equipment: Paramount Fitness Corp.

Tennis Court Nets/Posts: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.

Tennis Nets/Posts: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.

Track & Field Equipment: M-F Athletic Co. & Perform Better

Track & Field Equipment: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.

Treadmills: FreeMotion Fitness

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.

Wall Padding: Spalding