California State University, Bakersfield Student Recreation Center

California State University, Bakersfield Student Recreation Center

Bakersfield, Calif. 2010

Project Description

This new facility features a 34-foot climbing wall, a three-lane suspended track, a three-court gymnasium and a 22-foot-high TV tower with 24 large LCD screens that serves the main fitness area. Incorporated into the fitness layout are cardiovascular and strength training equipment, as well as a core strength area, a stretching area and a dedicated area for personal training services and assessment.

Seven multifunction rooms flank the principal athletic spaces that are furnished with specialized hardwood flooring, mirrors, padding and a sound system for a variety of classes including yoga, martial arts, aerobics and cycling. These areas provide the university with the ability to host a mixture of classes simultaneously while being adaptable to ever-changing user needs. Furthermore, the adjacency of the storage areas to the multipurpose rooms and the gym allow for quick adaption between classes and multiple court uses. The multipurpose areas may also be used for meetings or as classrooms.

The entry, athletic equipment areas and support spaces all spin off the two main elements at the heart of the building — the climbing spire and television tower — where sunlight pours into the space through a 360-degree clerestory window system. This open floor plan not only allows for a union between users and the outdoors, it also permits the staff to have a clear view of most of the fitness spaces throughout the facility, whether they are at the kiosk, control desk or in the recreation offices on the second level.

Project Details

Architect: Sink Combs Dethlefs; Denver, Colo.
Construction Cost: $17.3 million
Square Feet: 75,130
Occupancy: May 2009

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic Inc.

Cardiovascular Equipment: Woodway, Precore, Life Fitness, Cybex, Concept II,

Climbing Walls: Entre Prises Climbing Walls

Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic Inc.

Flooring: Aacer Flooring LLC

Free-Weight Equipment: Iron Grip Barbell Co.

Lighting: Interior-Lithonia, Pace Winona Exterior Musco

Lockers: Lyon Workspace Products

Multipurpose: Aacer Flooring LLC

Pre-Engineered Structures: StructureCast, Earl Composite Corporation

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Sound Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Strength Equipment: LifeFitness Resistance, Hammerstrength Plate Loade

Track: Aacer Flooring LLC