Student Life Center, State University of New York at Cortland

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Student Life Center, State University of New York at Cortland

Cortland, NY 2017

Project Description

The State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland Student Life Center is the hub of physical and social recreation on campus. The two-story building 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 facility includes many new themed, specialty fitness areas. The signature feature of the new facility is the three-lane, 1/5-mile suspended jogging track, which includes a 20-inch grade change to mimic hills. Fitness offerings also include a group cycling room equipped with an interactive lighting system, a mind/body room, and a combatives room featuring 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, and a recreational pool offers 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 building is skinned with an aluminum curtainwall and glazing system featuring a combination of high-performance clear and translucent glass. An extensive sunscreen is integrated on the perimeter, shading the windows from direct sunlight and helping prevent heat gain inside. The facility is designed to reduce energy consumption through rooftop solar panels, a green roof, oversized fans and more, with LEED Gold certification pending.

Project Details

Architect: NELSON (formerly H2L2)
Architect: Hastings+Chivetta Architects
Construction Cost: $43.9 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: Porter Athletic

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 System Unlimited

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 - Saunas/Whirlpools: Vincent Pools

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

Pools - Bulkheads: Paddock Pool Equipment Co.

Pools - Chemical Control Systems: PPG

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 - Heaters: VIncent Pools

Pools - Ladders/Grab Bars: Pentair Commercial Aquatics

Pools - Lane Markers: Recreonics Inc.

Pools - Lighting: SPI Lighting Inc.

Pools - Sanitization Systems: Vincent Pools / PPG

Pools - Water Play Features: Pentair Commercial Aquatics

Architect Of Record

NELSON (formerly H2L2)
New York, NY

Associate Architect

Hastings+Chivetta Architects
St. Louis, MO