Springfield College Fieldhouse and Wellness Center

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Springfield College Fieldhouse and Wellness Center


Project Description

Designed to fit into and around existing buildings on a dense suburban campus, the Fieldhouse and Wellness Center form a connection between previously disconnected buildings. The 90,000-square-foot fieldhouse features four multiuse courts and a 200-meter track, team locker rooms, concessions areas and public restrooms for the adjacent football/soccer bleachers. The wellness center includes a 15,000-square-foot fitness center, five multiuse rooms, campus recreation offices, and faculty and staff offices. A separate Athletic Training/Exercise Science wing provides new training rooms, offices and classrooms for the ATES program. Control is achieved via two staffed entrances where access and circulation throughout the facilities can be monitored. Once inside, students and faculty have full access to all portions of the complex through monitored corridors and spaces.

The complex is tied to the campus by the use of common colors and materials, but with a contemporary and a greatly increased use of natural light. Every functional space in the facility boasts natural light, and the fitness center has sweeping views of the main campus road and the river beyond. Outside views into the complex draw people in and give life to the complex.

The difficulty of connecting buildings at different elevations was overcome by using a pedestrian bridge/underpass and a ground-level connector that provide complete access throughout the complex while maintaining pedestrian and vehicle access to the outdoor fields.

Project Details

Architect: DiLullo Associates Inc.; Melrose, Mass.
Construction Cost: $21.5 million
Square Feet: 164,000
Occupancy: September 2008

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Jaypro Sports LLC

Climbing Walls: Entre Prises Climbing Walls

Divider Curtains: Jaypro Sports LLC

Elliptical Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Exercise Balls: Power Systems Inc.

Flooring, Aerobics: Connor Sport Court

Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Free Weight Equipment: Hoist Fitness Systems

Lighting: Day-Brite Capri Omega

Lockers: Penco Products Inc.

Pilates Equipment: Power Systems Inc.

Rehabilitation/Testing Units: Keiser Corp.

Rowers: Concept2 CTS Inc.

Stationary Bikes: Expresso Fitness Corp.

Strength Equipment: Hoist Fitness Systems

Strength Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Surfaces, Basketball: Mondo

Surfaces, Multipurpose: Mondo

Surfaces, Tennis: Mondo

Surfaces, Track: Mondo

Tennis Court Nets/Posts: Sports Imports (Senoh)

Track & Field Equipment: Gill Athletics

Treadmills: Precor Incorporated

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports (Senoh)