Penn State University Intramural Recreation, Building Renovation and Addition, Phases 1 and 2
Penn State University Intramural Recreation, Building Renovation and Addition, Phases 1 and 2University Park, PA 2017
Penn State’s updated Intramural Recreation Building provides a new face for what had been a nondescript but functional building. In phases one and two of the three-phase master plan, the design team created an inviting and transparent image while establishing organizational and wayfinding improvements. An open, dynamic and energizing atmosphere reflects the active program of the building, providing students with an unforgettable sense of place.
Designers implemented a hybrid ventilation system ideal for spring and fall days to offer the unique experience of bringing the outdoors in. When conditions are appropriate, outside air is drawn directly into key fitness spaces through the automated windows along the facade and through a precooled outside atrium, before being exhausted at the roof. Heat and moisture are drawn away from exercising occupants as fresh air circulates.
Functional student recreation and multipurpose spaces — gymnasia, fitness spaces, locker rooms, lounges — were significantly expanded. New spaces were integrated seamlessly with existing ones. Since the facility opened for student use, participation has grown exponentially.
Project DetailsArchitect: Moody Nolan
Architect: APArchitects LLC
Construction Cost: $54.9 Million phase 1 and 2
Square Feet: 194,635 Renovation and Addition
Occupancy: May 2014
Building Systems - Skylights: Biamp and JBL sound system
Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Life Fitness
Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Iron Grip Barbell Co.
Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Ivanko Barbell Co. Inc.
Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: TRUE Fitness
Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Power Lift
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Draper Inc.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Kenall Lighting
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: All American Scoreboards
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: Resilite (Dojo room)
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports
Indoor Soccer/Inline Rinks - Dashers: Athletica
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Champion Flooring
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Aacer Flooring
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Track: Crossville
Locker/Shower - Lockers: Foreman Locker Systems
Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: Accurate Partitions Corp.
Racquetball/Squash Courts - Court Panels/Glass Walls: Hollman Lockers & Courts Inc.