Sacramento State University

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Sacramento State University

Sacramento, Calif. 2011

Project Description

Founded on the concept that community is supported by wellness-education-leisure-lifestyle (WELL), The WELL is designed to integrate recreation and health/wellness services. The WELL’s program consists of wellness (physical and mental health clinics, pharmacy, lab, optometry), education (nutrition, physical therapy, conference), leisure (recreation, intramural sports, gymnasium, multipurpose court, fitness center, exercise studios, climbing area, outdoor adventure), and lifestyle (plaza, terraces, informal gathering areas, café).

The design comprises two primary forms: the regularly shaped gym box and the curved bar, which houses public areas, wellness facilities and many of the fitness components. The space between the gym box and curved bar consists of administrative offices, meeting areas and a VIP terrace overlooking the campus stadium. The climbing area, serving as a two-level room from which different activities radiate, orients users and marks a community “street.”

One of the building’s most visible features is an entrance atrium with a skylight made of an innovative thermoplastic material that bathes the space in natural light and creates a beacon at night. The atrium centers a radial wayfinding system. Inside, The WELL features an entertaining sequence of spaces, durable and attractive material choices, large quantities of natural light, strong indoor/outdoor relationships, openness and memorable forms. The central entry lobby is embedded in a great curving facade, which defines a new quadrangle and reveals the internal life of the building.

Project Details

Architect: Hornberger + Worstell; San Francisco, Calif.
Architect: AECOM; San Francisco, Calif.
Construction Cost: $52 million
Square Feet: 151,000
Occupancy: September 2010

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Spalding

Bleachers/Grandstands: Hussey Seating Co.

Ceiling Fans: Big Ass Fans

Climbing Walls: Entre Prises Climbing Walls

Court Panels/Glass Walls: Sports Unlimited Inc.

Court Panels/Glass Walls: A Best Enterprises Inc.

Floor Covers: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Flooring, Aerobics: Mondo

Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo, Shaw Carpet Tile

Free-Weight Equipment: Expresso

Free-Weight Equipment: FreeMotion Fitness

Free-Weight Equipment: Advantage Fitness

Free-Weight Equipment: Woodway

Free-Weight Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Free-Weight Equipment: Matrix Fitness

Free-Weight Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Free-Weight Equipment: Technogym USA Corp.

Lighting: Hevilite

Lighting: Gammalux

Lighting: Spectrum

Lighting: Orgatech Omegalux

Lighting: Allscape

Lockers: Hollman Lockers & Courts Inc.

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Nevco Inc.

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.

Strength Equipment: Expresso

Strength Equipment: Woodway

Strength Equipment: FreeMotion Fitness

Strength Equipment: Advantage Fitness

Strength Equipment: Matrix Fitness

Strength Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Strength Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Strength Equipment: Technogym USA Corp.

Track & Field Equipment: Mondo

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports (Senoh)

Wall Padding: Spalding