California State University, San Bernardino Student Recreation and Fitness Center

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California State University, San Bernardino Student Recreation and Fitness Center


Project Description

The center provides a state-of-the-art facility to promote health and fitness within the community, while also assisting in the recruitment and retention of students. Flanked by a pine grove, the center sits in what was the footprint of tennis courts and provides a view of a nearby mountain range.

In order to maximize flexibility while minimizing structural impacts on the environment and reducing costs, the building was designed with clear-span, glue-laminated wood beams and a deep-span metal deck structural system. Functional spaces are organized around a circulation spine that is flooded with natural light through a continuous clerestory. Major components include a front desk, a climbing wall, an open fitness area, offices, meeting rooms and a full-court gymnasium. The spine creates a lively social setting, while generous sightlines remove physical and psychological barriers between spaces. The second level features two dance studios that are reached from a balcony overlooking the fitness area. The realistic-looking climbing wall intersects this space and extends from the floor to the roof, as if the building were built around a natural rock outcropping.

Following sustainable design tenets, the site and placement of the building were chosen specifically to be responsive to the natural environment; building materials were chosen for high functionality and low maintenance; fritted glass was used to assist in controlling room temperatures; and energy-efficient fixtures were incorporated.

Project Details

Architect: Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum Inc.; Culver City, Calif.
Programming/Operational Consultant: Populous; Kansas City, Mo.
Construction Cost: $10.5 million
Square Feet: 38,084
Occupancy: April 2007

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Jaypro Sports LLC

Climbing Walls: Entre Prises Climbing Walls

Dashers: Sport Systems Unlimited Corp.

Dryers: UniMac

Elliptical Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Entertainment Systems: Cardio Theater

Entertainment Systems: ClubCom Inc.

Ergometers: SCIFIT Systems Inc.

Exercise Balls: SPRI Products

Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Flooring, Fitness Center: Everlast Sports Surfacing

Free Weight Equipment: Iron Grip Barbell Co.

Lockers: Smarte Carte Inc.

Rowers: Concept2 CTS Inc.

Saunas/Whirlpools: Finlandia/Harvia Sauna Products

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Nevco Scoreboard Company

Sound Systems: JBL Professional

Stair Climbers: Precor Incorporated

Stationary Bikes: Precor Incorporated

Strength Equipment: Paramount Fitness Corp.

Strength Equipment: Hammer Strength

Strength Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Surfaces, Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Treadmills: Precor Incorporated

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports (Senoh)