Aramark Student Training and Recreation Complex

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Aramark Student Training and Recreation Complex

Philadelphia, PA 2019

Project Description

The Aramark Student Training and Recreation Center (STAR) brings a variety of athletic, academic and recreation programs together in one cohesive facility. The facility addresses critical needs for the campus, providing additional weight room space, an indoor turf field for intramurals and athletics, laboratories and classrooms for the College of Public Health, and offices for the athletic department.

The main lobby space was conceived to provide visual access to each of the building’s functions, with entrances from the lobby for two stories of the College of Public Health, the indoor turf field and the recreation center.

The building sits on what had previously been an outdoor track that was available to the community. To maintain this public amenity, a two-lane jogging track around the building was added to the project. The entrance faces three sides of a campus intersection that features large brutal existing structures. In response, the center pulls back from the corner to create a plaza space and adds glass in a tall lobby with a climbing wall to invite students into the building. The facility integrates classroom, athletic and recreation functions in one cohesive project that transforms this corner of campus.

Project Details

Architect: Moody Nolan
Construction Cost: 26,500,000
Square Feet: 110,751
Occupancy: August 2017

Building Systems - Pre-Engineered Structures: Nucor Building Systems

Fitness Center - Climbing Walls: Entre-Prises Climbing Walls

Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Encore Mfg. Co. Inc.

Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Hammer Strength

Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Hammer Strength

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Athletic & Performance Rigging

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Sportable Scoreboards

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Wall Padding: Draper Inc.

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: FieldTurf

Locker/Shower - Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: Scranton Products

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Lighting: Selux

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Sports Surfaces: Beynon Sports Surfaces

Architect Of Record

Moody Nolan
Columbus, OH

Design Architect

Moody Nolan

Landscape Architect

Langan, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA

Structural Engineering

The Harman Group
King of Prussia, PA

MEP Engineering

Brinjac Engineering
Philadelphia, PA