Worcester State University, Wellness Center
Worcester State University, Wellness CenterWorcester, MA 2017
The Wellness Center at Worcester State University expands fitness and recreational sports opportunities and offers an exciting venue for 19 varsity athletics teams. Supporting the school’s campuswide holistic approach to promoting wellness among students, faculty and staff, the facility is a new campus hub providing areas for the community to exercise, train, practice, study and socialize. The project is the culmination of a campuswide modernization effort that has helped the school transform from a commuter college to residential university.
Main programming elements include an elevated running track, a practice gymnasium, fitness and weight training space, group exercise rooms, multipurpose rooms, a golf simulator, a batting cage and the 1,500-seat competition gymnasium, which in addition to hosting intercollegiate athletics will be used for concerts, assemblies and other civic events.
The building interior was designed to create welcoming, light-filled spaces to greet students, athletes and visitors in this state-of-the-art facility. The design captures available daylight and uses large glass areas to create comfortable, open areas, as well as views out to the campus.
Branding elements such as the school logo and colors are featured throughout the building, promoting a sense of pride and school spirit. Large-scale graphics of past and current athletes with bold blue and gold accents are designed against a neutral material background. Flexible and comfortable lounge and café seating provides students with a variety of social areas from which to choose.
Project DetailsArchitect: ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge
Construction Cost: $42.36 Million
Square Feet: 101,000 SF
Occupancy: August 2016
Badminton Equipment: Porter Athletic
Batting Cages: Porter Athletic
Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Matrix Fitness
Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: SportsArt
Fitness Center - Climbing Walls: Troy Barbell & Fitness
Fitness Center - Entertainment Systems: Denon Electronics (USA) Inc.
Fitness Center - Entertainment Systems: Samsung
Fitness Center - Entertainment Systems: DMX Inc.
Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Connor Sports
Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Troy Barbell & Fitness
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Arena Seating: Hussey Seating Co.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Folding Chairs: Hussey Seating Co.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Mercury Lighting Products Co. Inc.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Nevco Inc.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scorers Tables: Porter Athletic
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: Denon Electronics (USA) Inc.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Tennis Court Nets/Posts: Porter Athletic
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Porter Athletic
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Wall Padding: Porter Athletic
Ice Rinks - Bleachers/Grandstands: Connor Sports
Ice Rinks - Dashers: Mondo
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Mondo
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Connor Sports
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Track: Bolon
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Volleyball: Penco Products Inc.
Laundry - Dryers: Dexter Laundry Inc.
Laundry - Washers: Dexter Laundry Inc.
Laundry - Washers: Bosch
Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: Global Partitions
Pools - Starting Blocks: School Health
Training Supplies: Whitehall Manufacturing
Weight Room Flooring: Infinity Flooring