A mainstay of college life is the need for recreation. A place to burn off steam, stretch the legs and enjoy some friendly competition. Our approach to campus recreation centers is simple: make them as flexible as the students who use them. A recreation center has to blend in with the buildings that surround it, yet stand out as a symbol of the university’s commitment to nutrition, health and wellbeing. It has to encourage social exchange and promote a healthy, well-rounded, longterm lifestyle. It also has to be transparent so multiple areas can be viewed at one time for increased awareness and security, while retaining the ability to be reconfigured easily for different activities and functions.
This multi-story Campus Center, nestled between existing campus structures, projects an open and inviting image to students and focuses on student activity in the urban context. Organized around a dramatic two-story entry lobby, this unique facility combines dynamic student life components with an exciting recreational/fitness/wellness center.
New & Renovation
This project is a renovation and addition to the HPER building and creates a connection to the Ewing Hall field house. It forms a new northern gateway to the campus, in addition to highlighting the fitness center and offers full views of the main lawn from within.
This project inserted a high energy recreation program into an early 1900s Georgian Architecture building, located within the main quad of historic buildings on a semi-rural campus.
Addition & Renovation
The goal of Lake Erie College was to design and construct a facility that serves as a social and recreational complex for all students; houses the “Storm” varsity teams; and can be used by the community as well as summer youth sports programs.
This recreational sports and wellness activities building links the field house and the football field, providing access to events at the field. The adjoining outdoor terrace is a gathering place for university guests, students, and staff providing an elevated view of events on the field.
The Wellness Center adapts a building originally intended exclusively for athletic programs into a fitness destination for the entire campus population. The addition creates a new “front door” to campus that welcomes on-campus students and visitors from University Drive.
8,300 SF Renovation
The HUB Fitness Center features a selectorize/free weight area, aerobic classrooms, four racquetball courts, golf simulators, locker rooms, and related support space.
WTW led the design of this exciting hybrid project that combines privately developed student housing with a dynamic recreation facility. WTW provided complete design services for the recreation component as well as overall exterior design.
The recreation center at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown campus includes a multipurpose gymnasium, elevated jogging/ walking track, classroom/exercise rooms, offices, lounge area and a climbing wall. The new two-story glass atrium connects the Center to the existing athletic complex and creates a dramatic new entry for both buildings.
Increased focus on health and wellness, as well as a growing student population and athletic programs, provided the motivation for Penn State to expand the Capital Union Building. Expansive glass walls flood the exercise areas with daylight and afford views of the campus while providing an inviting showcase of the activities and energy of the center.
14,300 New / 4,000 Renovation