Student Life Center, State University of New York at Cortland
Student Life Center, State University of New York at CortlandCortland, NY 2017
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 DetailsArchitect: 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