Florida Atlantic University Recreation Center

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Florida Atlantic University Recreation Center

Boca Raton, Fla. 2011

Project Description

The FAU Recreation Center is the first key component of the university’s new Innovation Village complex, which will also include residence halls, shopping and dining, and a 30,000-seat stadium.

An efficient, functional design is evident immediately upon entering the facility. The open floor plan, natural light, high ceilings and ample glass throughout allow users and staff to see multiple spaces from any area. The main lobby and circulation corridors are marked by an 18-foot-tall angled wall placed six inches above the floor with under-mounted LED lights, creating a subtle glow that makes the wall appear to float. The cardio space and gymnasium open directly to the lobby, while the light-filled student lounge overlooks the pool, with a glass wall facing the Innovation Village stadium site. The main entrance faces the alumni center and the plaza, strengthening the north-south circulation through the campus.

Among numerous energy conservation measures, an applied roof coating minimizes solar heat gain and protects the roofing surface. Daylighting is provided in nearly all rooms. Low-emissivity glazing throughout the building limits solar heat gain, and sound-dampening panels in the gymnasium improve thermal insulation.

Project Details

Architect of Record: Borrelli + Partners; Coral Gables, Fla.
Aquatic Design Engineer: Aquadynamics Design Group Inc.; Miami, Fla.
Construction Cost: $16.2 million
Square Feet: 62,149
Occupancy: March 2010

Basketball: Connor Sport Court

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Hufcor Inc.

Cardiovascular Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Cardiovascular Equipment: LeMond

Cardiovascular Equipment: Life Fitness

Cardiovascular Equipment: Nautilus

Cardiovascular Equipment: True Fitness

Cardiovascular Equipment: Woodway

Cardiovascular Equipment: Paramount Fitness Corp.

Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Chemical Control Systems: CES

Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology

Cleaners/Vacuums: Harmsco Filtration Products

Cleaners/Vacuums: Rainbow Lifegard Products, Div. Of Pentair Pool

Divider Curtains: Jaypro Sports LLC

Dryers: Pellerin Milnor Corp.

Entertainment Systems: Direct TV

Entertainment Systems: Netpulse

Entertainment Systems: Fantasy

Entertainment Systems: MYE Entertainment LLC

Filtration Systems: US Filter National, ITT Marlow

Flooring: Silical

Flooring, Aerobics: Connor Sport Court

Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Flooring, Fitness Center: Infinity Flooring

Gutters: Hayward Pool Products Inc.

Heaters: Symbiont Service

Ladders/Grab Bars: S.R. Smith

Lane Markers: Spectrum Aquatics

Lighting: Cooper Lighting

Lighting: Pentair Amerilite

Multipurpose: Mondo

Multipurpose: Infinity Flooring

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Scranton Products

Sound Systems: JBL, Crestron, Crown

Strength Equipment: FreeMotion Fitness

Strength Equipment: Magnum Fitness Systems

Strength Equipment: Technogym USA Corp.

Strength Equipment: TuffStuff

Strength Equipment: Paramount Fitness Corp.

Strength Equipment: Hammer Strength

Strength Equipment: Body Masters Sports Industries Inc.

Strength Equipment: Intek Strength

Volleyball: Connor Sport Court

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports (Senoh)

Wall Padding: Promats Athletics

Washers: Pellerin Milnor Corp.