Lithia Motors Pavilion and Student Recreation Center

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Lithia Motors Pavilion and Student Recreation Center

Ashland, OR 2019

Project Description

The Lithia Motors Pavilion and Student Recreation Center provides a home court for the Raiders basketball, volleyball and wrestling teams, as well as a 42,000-square-foot student recreation center for SOU’s 6,139 undergraduate and graduate students.

Functionally, the programs can operate independently inside the three-story building. The Raiders can host a basketball game while the rec center remains fully operational for students. The Pavilion’s competition gym seats 1,400 for games and allows practice sessions on two cross courts. Also included in the facility are a dedicated wrestling room, an athletic training and sports medicine room, locker rooms for each sport, a ticket office, concessions and restrooms. Athletics staff offices are located adjacent to the front entry doors, looking out over Webster Street, the main campus pedestrian pathway.

The facility features multiple lounge spaces, a two-court recreation gym with elevated running track, cardio and weight training space, a multipurpose meeting room, two group exercise rooms, locker rooms and recreation staff offices, as well as an outdoor sand volleyball court. The building also houses SOU’s Outdoor Adventure Program, providing a 44-foot-tall climbing wall designed and built by an SOU alum, check-in desk and office space, a bicycle workshop, trip planning meeting space, equipment storage and a laundry.

Project Details

Architect: Perkins+Will
Architect: Straus & Seibert
Construction Cost: $31.68 Million
Square Feet: 94,000
Occupancy: March 2018

Building Systems - Pre-Engineered Structures: Nucor Building Systems

Fitness Center - Climbing Walls: Vertical Solutions

Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Ecore Athletic

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Arena Seating: Hussey Seating Co.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Spalding

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Spalding

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Holophane

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

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Spalding

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Ecore Athletic

Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: ASI Group

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Tennis Nets/Posts: Bison Inc.

Architect Of Record

Denver, CO

Associate Architect

Straus & Seibert
Medford, OR

Landscape Architect

Covey Pardee
Ashland, OR


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