State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland Student Life Center

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State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland Student Life Center

Cortland, NY 2016

Project Description

The two-story State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland Student Life Center is divided into three primary sections — recreation, dining and outdoor adventures — with a common lobby and entrances on both sides connecting the three functions.

The signature feature of the new facility is the three-lane, fifth-mile suspended jogging track, which includes a 20-inch grade change to mimic hills. The ADA-accessible track runs the perimeter of the facility and offers exterior views in all four directions and interior views into every major space of the building, including a glass tunnel through the pool area. 

The facility includes many themed specialty-fitness areas. A group cycling room features an interactive lighting system, sound system and a 124-inch flat screen. A combatives room is equipped with heavy bags, a speed bag, TRX mounts and floor pads for martial arts programming. A two-story climbing wall is located at the termination of the main concourse.

The recreational pool has six lanes for lap swimming, an area for water basketball and volleyball, a bubble seat, a resistance walk and a 25-person hot tub. The facility is designed to reduce energy consumption through rooftop solar panels, a green roof, oversized fans and more, and is pending LEED-Gold certification.

Project Details

Architect: NELSON (formerly H2L2)
Architect: Hastings+Chivetta Architects
Construction Cost: $44 million
Square Feet: 148,000
Occupancy: February 2015

Building Systems - Skylights: Structures Unlimited Inc.

Fitness Center - Climbing Walls: Nicros Inc. Climbing Wall Systems

Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Horner Flooring Company

Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Horner Flooring Company

Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Horner Flooring Company

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Jaypro Sports

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Draper Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Nulite

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Fair-Play Scoreboards

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scorers Tables: Fair-Play Scoreboards

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Draper Inc.

Indoor Soccer/Inline Rinks - Dashers: Sport Systems Unlimited Corp.

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Track: Champion Flooring

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Volleyball: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Laundry - Dryers: Maytag Commercial Laundry

Laundry - Washers: Maytag Commercial Laundry

Locker/Shower - Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Locker/Shower - Lockers: Columbia Lockers

Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: General Partitions Mfg. Co.

Pools - Bulkheads: Paddock Pool Equipment Co.

Pools - Chemical Control Systems: Accu-Tab Chlorination System

Pools - Cleaners/Vacuums: Recreonics Inc.

Pools - Deck/Basin Surface: Keystone Tile

Pools - Dehumidifiers: Dectron Inc.

Pools - Filtration Systems: Paddock Pool Equipment Co.

Pools - Gutters: Paddock Pool Equipment Co.

Pools - Ladders/Grab Bars: Paragon Aquatics

Pools - Lane Markers: Recreonics Inc.

Pools - Lighting: SPI Lighting Inc.

Pools - Sanitization Systems: Accu-Tab Chlorination System

Pools - Water Play Features: Paragon Aquatics

Portable Backstops: Porter Athletic

Architect Of Record

NELSON (formerly H2L2)
New York, NY

Associate Architect

Hastings+Chivetta Architects
St. Louis, MO