Columbus State University Student Recreation Center

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Columbus State University Student Recreation Center

Columbus, Ga. 2012

Project Description

The 103,000-square-foot Columbus State University Student Recreation Center is designed to create an on-campus focal point for student and faculty interaction while meeting the recreation needs of a growing student body.

The building plan is organized around two main points of entry. The north entrance is directly accessible from the commuter parking lot and bus route, while the south entrance engages the campus. Each level contains a control and service desk. The main concourse through the building provides gathering areas and visual access to multiple functions.

The fitness center contains three distinct areas: heavy weights located on the lower level, cardio on the upper level and an owner-requested quiet fitness area in a separate room off the main fitness area for exercisers desiring more privacy. To minimize laps per mile on the elevated track, designers extended its length and swung it through the natatorium.

Other recreation components include a 30-foot climbing wall and bouldering walls, a two-court gymnasium, racquetball courts and two multipurpose studios, plus locker rooms and support space. Social areas include a student lounge, a juice bar, meeting rooms with videoconferencing capability and a multipurpose banquet hall with catering kitchen.

Brick and cut limestone were specified in a color range in keeping with the existing campus palette, and rough-cut limestone provides interest at each entry.

Project Details

Architect: Lyman Davidson Dooley Inc.; Marietta, Ga.
Architect: Hastings+Chivetta Architects Inc.; St. Louis, Mo.
AQUATIC DESIGN ENGINEER: Water Technology Inc.>/a>; Beaver Dam, Wis.
Construction Cost: $23.2 million
Square Feet: 102,850
Occupancy: January 2011

Basketball: Action Floor Systems LLC

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Schelde North America

Cardiovascular Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Cardiovascular Equipment: Woodway

Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology Inc.

Climbing Walls: Entre Prises Climbing Walls

Court Panels/Glass Walls: Court Co., The

Deck/Basin Surface: Dal-Tile Corp.

Dehumidifiers: PoolPak International

Diving Boards: Duraflex Int'l Corp.

Dryers: Speed Queen

Filtration Systems: Neptune-Benson Inc.

Floor Covers: Event Deck

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Flooring, Aerobics: Action Floor Systems LLC

Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Free-Weight Equipment: Life Fitness

Gutters: Lawson Aquatics Inc.

Ladders/Grab Bars: Spectrum Aquatics

Lane Markers: Competitor Swim Products

Lighting: Lithonia Lighting

Lighting: SPI Lighting Inc.

Lockers: Dal-Tile Corp.

Multipurpose: Mondo

Racquetball/Squash Courts: Court Co., The

Sanitization Systems: Hanovia Limited

Saunas/Whirlpools: Saunatec Inc.

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.

Strength Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp.

Track: Mondo

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Schelde North America

Washers: Speed Queen

Water Play Features: Crystal Fountains