Brookdale Community College

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Brookdale Community College

Lincroft, N.J. 2011

Project Description

This arena expansion and recreation center project responds to record-high enrollment numbers and an increased demand for recreation, fitness and athletic programs. The character of the buildings — defined by cedar siding and natural river-hewn stone, while interior spaces feature warm materials and open floor plans — creates ideal environments for learning and recreating.

The new Brookdale Recreation and Events Center (BREC) includes a large fitness center, a group exercise studio and a multipurpose gymnasium. The facility forms a link along the main campus spine, bridging the arena and recently constructed Student Life Center. The BREC and the arena share a common entry lobby, as well as athletic and recreation offices, while separate lobby areas allow each facility to operate independently.

While the facilities’ sloped and peaked roofs recall nearby buildings and integrate the forms into the campus context, overhangs, columns and other details make the scale of the structures more appropriate to pedestrians. A new vestibule entry for the arena creates an airlock for cold weather, as well as a more inviting and exciting entry facade. Inside, existing offices and multiuse rooms were replaced by new and expanded restrooms and concessions spaces. In addition to upgrades to spectator areas, the lower event level was completely reorganized to add new locker rooms, a sports medicine center, offices, loading and storage areas, and a connection to the BREC.

Project Details

Architect: Clarke Caton Hintz; Trenton, N.J.
Architect: Sink Combs Dethlefs; Denver, Colo.
Seating Capacity: 1,786 (arena)
Construction Cost: $19 million (combined)
Square Feet: 93,115 (combined)
Occupancy: June 2010

Arena Seating: Interkal

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Schelde North America

Bleachers/Grandstands: Interkal

Cardiovascular Equipment: Life Fitness

Cardiovascular Equipment: Icarian

Cardiovascular Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Divider Curtains: Draper Inc.

Entertainment Systems: Cardio Theater

Flooring, Aerobics: Aacer Flooring

Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Folding Chairs: JV Pro

Free-Weight Equipment: Body Masters Sports Industries Inc.

Hydrotherapy Tanks: Whitehall Manufacturing

Lighting: Voigt

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Scorers Tables: JV Pro

Sound Systems: Tannoy

Sound Systems: Atlas

Sound Systems: JBL

Sound Systems: EAW

Strength Equipment: Body Masters Sports Industries Inc.

Strength Equipment: Icarian

Strength Equipment: Life Fitness

Strength Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Taping/Treatment Tables: Clinton

Tennis Court Nets/Posts: Draper Inc.

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Draper Inc.