Worcester State University, Wellness Center

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Worcester State University, Wellness Center

Worcester, MA 2017

Project Description

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 Details

Architect: 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

Architect Of Record

ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge
Boston, MA

Design Architect

ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge
Boston, MA

Landscape Architect

Stantec Planning and Landscape
Boston, MA

Structural Engineer

Richmond So Engineers
Watertown, MA

MEP & FP Engineer

BR+A Consulting Engineers, LLC.
Boston, MA