University Center Renovation and Expansion - Nova Southeastern University

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University Center Renovation and Expansion - Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL 2008

Project Description

The University Center at Nova Southeastern University was conceived as a mixed-use hub of student, faculty and public activity. Located at the heart of campus and linking residential and academic zones, the facility houses recreation, athletics and performing arts components.

The exterior design respects the existing campus palette of glass and precast concrete, and takes as its inspiration the diverse functions of the building. Tall activity spaces are visible from the exterior both day and night.

Inside, the galleria spine is the primary organizing element and the focus of all social activity for both spectators and participants. The synergy of different types of activities allows for more amenities than could be justified within an individual recreation center, student union, performing arts building or conference center.

Three levels of dedicated fitness facilities include cardiovascular fitness and strength training spaces, racquetball courts, a two-court gymnasium and a climbing wall. The center also features a new enclosure for an upgraded recreational pool with a sundeck and facilities for social events.

Project Details

Architect: Cannon Design; Los Angeles, Calif.; Boston, Mass.; Washington, D.C.; Victoria, B.C.
ASSOCIATED FIRM: EDSA Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Construction Cost: $64 million
Square Feet: 321,887
Occupancy: September 2006

Arena Seating: Irwin Seating Co.

Basketball Backboards/Supports: American Athletic Inc.

Bleachers/Grandstands: Irwin Seating Co.

Climbing Walls: Entre Prises Climbing Walls

Court Panels/Glass: Fiberesin Industries Inc.

Court Panels/Glass: A Best Enterprises Inc.

Divider Curtains: American Athletic Inc.

Dryers: UniMac

Elliptical Equipment: Star Trac

Exercise Balls: Power Systems Inc.

Floor Finishes: Connor Sport Court International

Flooring: Crossfield Products Corp.

Flooring, Aerobics: Connor Sport Court International

Flooring, Fitness Center: Johnsonite

Folding Chairs: Clarin, Div. of Greenwich Industries

Free Weight Equipment: Star Trac

Free Weight Equipment: Flex Fitness Inc.

Hydrotherapy Tank: HydroWorx International Inc.

Lockers: Penco Products Inc.

Pilates Equipment: efi Sports Medicine

Rehabilitation/Testing Units: Polar Electro Inc.

Rowers: Concept2 Inc.

Saunas/Whirlpools: McCoy Sauna & Steam

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Scorer's Tables: Daktronics Inc.

Stair Climbers: Star Trac

Stationary Bikes: Star Trac

Surface: Connor Sport Court International

Volleyball Nets and Standards: American Athletic Inc.

Wall Padding: American Athletic Inc.

Washers: UniMac