Recreation Center, University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown

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.

Johnstown, PA
38,800 SF


A series of rain gardens control the storm run-off water from the roofs and parking areas of the recreation center. Windows around the track and the fitness center maximize daylight in the building while providing views of the surrounding mountainside. The glass wedge that creates a vertical space for the climbing wall allows daylight to filter into the center of the building.

An informal campus quad connects the athletic/recreation center with the main campus.