Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Eastern Kentucky University

LOCATION

Richmond, Kentucky

SIZE

125,000 SF

ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT

Rosser International

Being 100% student-funded, EKU’s new Student Recreation & Wellness Center was designed to leverage a myriad program offerings, appeal to diverse user-groups and fit within a pedestrian-friendly campus. Amenities include, but are not limited to:

– Three (3) regulation-size basketball courts
– Three (3) racquetball courts
– MAC gymnasium
– Weight & fitness areas / Cardio platform
– Rock climbing wall
– Four (4)-Lane lap and recreation pool
– Large menís and womenís locker rooms
– Fitness testing lab
– Three (3) multi-purpose rooms / studios
– Cafe / Juice Bar w/outdoor terrace
– Administrative areas (offices, break room, conference room, laundry area, equipment storage)
– Game room / Golf simulator
– Walking / running track

Sustainability was also a primary focus during planning and design of the new recreation center. Natural daylighting, water conservation measures and energy efficient building systems all put this project on track to achieve LEED Silver Certification upon completion.

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