York College of Pennsylvania - Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center

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York College of Pennsylvania - Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center

York, PA 2007

Project Description

York College seized an opportunity to address its growth needs by expanding its campus into a former industrial zone, using the key parcel as a link between its main campus to the east and a growing residential campus to the west. Anchoring this new development is the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center, which accommodates both the college?s student fitness and intercollegiate athletics programs.

A long interior ?Main Street? bisects the building, providing a logical continuation of the pedestrian path that connects the two campuses. Students passing through the light-filled building can glimpse virtually all activities taking place. The major two-story spaces ? the natatorium, arena and field house ? are situated along one side of the concourse and are capped by a curved roof featuring custom-designed steel trusses and skylights. The unique form of the trusses gives these spaces a distinctive character, while the skylights flood them with natural daylight. Two levels of smaller program spaces grace the opposite side of ?Main Street,? which is punctuated at its midpoint by a dramatic three-story climbing wall.

Green-building strategies included designing to incorporate natural light, the careful selection of interior materials and the recycling of structural components from industrial buildings that were demolished to clear the site.

Project Details

Architect: Sasaki Associates Inc.; Watertown, Mass.
Construction Cost: $32 million
Square Feet: 170,000
Occupancy: April 2006

Arena Seating: Hussey Seating Co.

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.

Bleachers/Grandstands: Hussey Seating Co.

Climbing Walls: Entre Prises USA Climbing Walls

Court Panels/Glass: Court Co., The

Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.

Elliptical Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Flooring, Aerobics: Connor Sports Flooring

Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Free Weight Equipment: York Barbell Co.

Handicapped Equipment: Spectrum Aquatics

Lighting: Sportlite Inc.

Lockers: Republic Storage Systems Co.

Rowers: Precor Incorporated

Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Stair Climbers: Precor Incorporated

Starting Blocks: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair

Stationary Bikes: Precor Incorporated

Strength Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Surface: Dal-Tile Corp.

Surfaces, Basketball: Connor Sports Flooring

Surfaces, Multipurpose: Connor Sports Flooring

Surfaces, Tennis: Mondo

Surfaces, Track: Mondo

Tennis Court Nets/Posts: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.

Treadmills: Precor Incorporated

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.