University of Central Florida Recreation and Wellness Center Expansion

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University of Central Florida Recreation and Wellness Center Expansion

Orlando, Fla. 2011

Project Description

This project, which added 62,000 square feet of new space to the existing recreation and wellness center, represents the second phase of a multiphase expansion. New additions include more space in the cardio fitness center, racquetball courts, multipurpose rooms, a two-court multipurpose activity court, a 25-yard-by-25-meter competition pool, new locker rooms, a wet classroom, staff offices, a 25-person conference room and student workspaces. The project also includes provisions for a new Outdoor Adventure Center service facility, encompassing a reception area, a student activities center, staff offices, student employee workspaces, a 16-person conference room and an equipment storage and maintenance area.

Three major design elements provide a unified aesthetic with the existing building: similar roofing forms and clerestory detailing, the continuation of the broad radial form of the fitness area, and matching masonry material and banding detail.

A fluid tie-in exists between new and existing spaces, while separation is provided for fire and other life-safety issues. Four large horizontal sliding fire doors create an enormous open area between the new and existing facilities. Special attention was given to the design and integration of the second-floor patio, as well as the spacious two-story curtainwalls and a large vaulted clerestory that take advantage of the extraordinary climate and exterior views, while also utilizing natural daylight.

Project Details

Architect: Borrelli + Partners Inc.; Orlando, Fla.
Design Consultant: Hastings+Chivetta Architects; St. Louis, Mo.
Aquatic Design Engineer: Aquadynamics Design Group Inc.; Miami, Fla.
Construction Cost: $21 million
Square Feet: 62,000
Occupancy: December 2010

Assessment & Monitoring Equipment: Polar

Basketball: Action Floor Systems LLC

Cardiovascular Equipment: Star Trac

Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor

Cardiovascular Equipment: Nautilus

Cardiovascular Equipment: Matrix Fitness

Cardiovascular Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Chemical Control Systems: National Line

Cleaners/Vacuums: Harmsco Filtration Products

Court Panels/Glass Walls: A Best Enterprises Inc.

Covers: T-Star Enterprises

Dashers: Sport Systems Unlimited Corp.

Deck/Basin Surface: Tarmac; Lambert

Dryers: Dexter Laundry Inc.

Entertainment Systems: Creston

Entertainment Systems: Four Winds Interactive

Filtration Systems: Nemato Corp.

Flooring: Top Tile

Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Folding Chairs: Global Upholstery Co.

Free-Weight Equipment: Hammer Strength

Free-Weight Equipment: Iron Grip Barbell Co.

Gutters: Myrtha Pools USA

Heaters: Tjernlund Products Inc.

Hydrotherapy Tanks: Chattanooga Hydrocollator

Hydrotherapy Tanks: Whitehall Manufacturing

Ladders/Grab Bars: Myrtha Pools USA

Lane Markers: Myrtha Pools USA

Lighting: Architectural Area Lighting

Lighting: Lutron

Lockers: Penco Products Inc.

Multipurpose: Mondo

Multipurpose: Action Floor Systems LLC

Racquetball/Squash Courts: Fiberesin Industries Inc.

Sanitization Systems: Nemato Corp.

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Accurate Partitions Corp.

Sound Systems: JVC; Extron ; Crestron

Strength Equipment: FreeMotion Fitness

Strength Equipment: Hammer Strength

Strength Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp.

Volleyball: Action Floor Systems LLC

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports (Senoh)

Wall Padding: PSS Guard

Washers: Dexter Laundry Inc.