E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center
E. L. Wiegand Fitness CenterReno, NV 2018
The E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center reflects innovative design, modern trends and student needs. The highlight of the facility is the unique three-story “stadium stairway” that mimics the experience of running up the steep stairs in a stadium. The stadium stairs lead from the first-floor entry to the fourth floor, where they connect to a 200-meter, 1/8-mile elevated running track. The track wraps around a three-court basketball gymnasium as well as the expansive cardio and strength training spaces.
The state-of-the-art building helps the university compete for top students across the United States and the world. The fitness center features one of the largest functional training spaces in the country, with the latest in CrossFit training equipment, stationary fitness equipment, weightlifting and other strength training equipment, as well as flexible, multi-use spaces for yoga, Pilates, Zumba, boxing and aerobics. The center also hosts office areas for fitness leaders and staff plus standard amenities including men’s, women’s and gender-neutral lockers and shower rooms.
The university wanted the facility to serve a singular purpose — to provide training, fitness and wellness offerings to students, faculty and staff. This singular focus means the facility does not have gathering or study areas, there is no food service, and there are only 15 chairs in the building.
Project DetailsArchitect: Worth Group Architects
Construction Cost: $47,500,000
Square Feet: 108,000
Occupancy: February 2017
Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Woodway
Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Regupol America; Controlled Products
Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: BeaverFit
Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Dynamic Fitness & Strength
Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Eleiko Sport Inc.
Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Rogue
Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Hammer Strength
Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Life Fitness
Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Troy Barbell & Fitness
Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Life Fitness
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Performance Sports Systems
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Bleachers/Grandstands: Interkal
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Performance Sports Systems
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Lithonia Lighting
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: Tannoy
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Performance Sports Systems
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Track: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Volleyball: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Laundry - Dryers: Speed Queen
Laundry - Washers: Speed Queen
Locker/Shower - Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Locker/Shower - Lockers: Summit Lockers Inc.
Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.
Other - Indoor Fustal Goal: BSN Sports