University of West Florida - Health, Leisure and Sports Facility

University of West Florida - Health, Leisure and Sports Facility

Pensacola, FL 2007

Project Description

The University of West Florida?s new Health, Leisure and Sports Facility houses the school?s departments of Recreation and Sports Services and Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, nearly doubling available on-campus space for these programs. Completing an athletics complex that includes an existing field house and natatorium, the facility offers a focal point at the West Florida campus entrance and enhances the university?s sports identity.

The main lobby, which provides direct access to the HLES department, recreation administration offices and the recreation center, features a juice bar, study lounge and activities lounge. From the lobby, a circular elevator shaft and a monumental stair descend to the building?s lower level, which houses most activity areas. The program includes a two-level fitness center, a climbing wall, teaching and recreation gymnasiums, two aerobics/ dance studios and four racquetball courts. A suspended jogging track, accessible from the fitness center?s upper level, circles the recreation gyms and fitness center.

Interior materials convey a sense of warmth, yet are durable and easy to maintain. Long-lasting epoxy terrazzo floors were selected, lending the facility a feel of classic Florida architecture, and the school?s colors of blue and green were incorporated throughout the building.

Project Details

Architect: JRA Architects; Tallahassee, Fla.
Construction Cost: $15 million
Square Feet: 108,000
Occupancy: August 2005

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Draper Inc.

Climbing Walls: Pyramide USA Inc.

Court Panels/Glass: Sports Unlimited Inc.

Dryers: UniMac

Elliptical Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Elliptical Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Ergometers: SCIFIT Systems Inc.

Exercise Balls: Power Systems Inc.

Flooring, Aerobics: Connor Sports Flooring

Flooring, Fitness Center: Connor Sports Flooring

Folding Chairs: Mity-Lite Inc.

Free Weight Equipment: Nautilus Inc.

Free Weight Equipment: Iron Grip Barbell Co.

Lighting: Day-Brite Capri Omega

Lockers: ASI Storage Solutions Inc.

Rehabilitation/Testing Units: MicroFit Inc.

Rowers: Concept2 Inc.

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Nevco Scoreboard Company

Sound Systems: All Pro Sound

Stationary Bikes: Life Fitness

Strength Equipment: Nautilus Inc.

Surface: Challenger Industries Inc.

Surface: Connor Sports Flooring

Surfaces, Basketball: Connor Sports Flooring

Surfaces, Multipurpose: Connor Sports Flooring

Surfaces, Track: Mondo

Treadmills: Life Fitness

Treadmills: Woodway

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Schelde North America

Wall Padding: Draper Inc.

Washers: UniMac