Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness

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Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness

Greensboro, NC 2018

Project Description

When the university intentionally expanded their land holdings, it envisioned a campus community anchored by a dynamic recreation center surrounded by student housing and student focused spaces. Organized on three levels, the building has an unbelievable high-transparency interior. It is a place to see and be seen.

Level Two is the main entry level, and patrons can readily access many free-zone spaces in front of the control desk, including the administrative office suite, a shared-use conference room, a club sports suite, an intramural suite, multipurpose classrooms and more. Just beyond the control desk patrons can readily access the main weight training and fitness area, five of the seven gymnasium courts, equipment issue, functional/core training space, a cycling room, racquetball courts, lounge areas, a table tennis and billiards area, and more.

Level One is about 40 percent of the building footprint, yet it provides space for two gym courts with a 35-foot overhead clearance; the natatorium with a 25-yard by-25-meter lap pool, a large leisure pool with a vortex and lounge ledge; locker rooms (traditional and family/gender neutral); the outdoor adventures suite with a multipurpose meeting room, equipment storage, a work area, a climbing wall and a bouldering wall; significant collaboration and lounge spaces; and a substantial outdoor sun deck and patio space off the pool deck.

Level Three includes the three-lane, 1/8-mile jogging track, multiple group exercise spaces, an outdoor rooftop exercise patio, more weights and fitness space, a mat room and the personal training suite.


Project Details

Architect: Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce Architects
Construction Cost: $71,106,342
Square Feet: 216,000
Occupancy: June 2016

Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Arizona Courtlines Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Arizona Courtlines Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Wall Padding: Arizona Courtlines Inc.

Indoor Soccer/Inline Rinks - Dashers: Athletica

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Horner Flooring Company

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Mondo

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Track: Mondo

Locker/Shower - Lockers: Summit Lockers Inc.

Pools - Sauna: Am-Finn Sauna & Steam

Racquetball/Squash Courts - Court Panels/Glass Walls: Hollman Lockers & Courts Inc.

Architect Of Record

Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce Architects
Winston-Salem, NC

Design Architect

RDG Planning & Design
Des Moines, IA

Aquatic Engineer

Aquatic Design Group
Carlsbad, CA

Landscape Architect

RDG Planning & Design
Des Moines, IA

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