Weinstein Center for Recreation & Wellness Renovation and Expansion - University of Richmond

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Weinstein Center for Recreation & Wellness Renovation and Expansion - University of Richmond

Richmond, VA 2008

Project Description

The Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness encompasses both extensive alterations to an antiquated practice gym and a major addition to the 9,000-seat Robins Center basketball arena. The mission was to create an inviting student recreation center that has a distinct and separate identity from the adjacent varsity athletic facility.

Exterior design focused on defining a visually strong entry that collects pedestrians entering from adjacent residence halls and off-campus users entering from an existing parking lot. To provide appropriate scale and identity, a gently arching peristyle structure was employed to connect the wings of an L-shaped building footprint dictated by site constraints. Additionally, the large gym and fitness spaces were detailed with expansive areas of glass curtain wall. The design creates a simple background to the prominent entry, while also providing abundant daylight, visual transparency to interior activities and views from interior gym and fitness spaces to a new courtyard entrance.

From the central lobby, staff and participants have views of, and easy access to, the surrounding activity areas including the natatorium, gymnasium and upper-level fitness center. Staff offices and workspaces have been strategically located throughout the building to provide views of the activity areas for supervision as well as security.

Project Details

Architect: Worley Associates Architects; Richmond, Va.
Construction Cost: $10.3 million
Square Feet: 73,000
Occupancy: January 2007

Access Ramps/Stairs: H2O Innovations

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Spalding

Bleachers: Kodiak Industries

Bleachers/Grandstands: Sport Supply Group, Inc.

Divider Curtains: Spalding

Dryers: Speed Queen

Elliptical Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Elliptical Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Elliptical Equipment: Matrix Fitness Systems

Entertainment Systems: Cardio Theater

Exercise Balls: Power Systems Inc.

Floor Covers: Covermaster Inc.

Floor Covers: Fisher Athletic

Floor Finishes: BonaKemi USA Inc.

Flooring, Aerobics: Connor Sport Court International

Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Folding Chairs: Mity-Lite Inc.

Free Weight Equipment: Ivanko Barbell Co. Inc.

Free Weight Equipment: Atlantis Inc.

Group Cycling: Star Trac

Lockers: Hollman Inc.

Pilates Equipment: Power Systems Inc.

Rehabilitation/Testing Units: SCIFIT Systems Inc.

Rowers: Concept2 Inc.

Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Colorado Time & Colorado Display Systems

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: All American Scoreboards

Scorer's Tables: American Athletic Inc.

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Scranton Products

Skylights: Structures Unlimited Inc.

Stair Climbers: Precor Incorporated

Stair Climbers: StairMaster Health & Fitness Products Inc.

Starting Blocks: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair

Stationary Bikes: Precor Incorporated

Stationary Bikes: Life Fitness

Strength Equipment: Paramount Fitness Corp.

Strength Equipment: Atlantis Inc.

Strength Equipment: Matrix Fitness Systems

Surfaces, Basketball: Connor Sport Court International

Swimsuit Dryer: Extractor Corp.

Treadmills: Woodway

Treadmills: Precor Incorporated

Treadmills: Life Fitness

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports Inc. (Senoh)

Wall Padding: Spalding

Washers: Continental Girbau Inc.