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Illinois State University Fitness Center & McCormick Hall

Normal, Illinois

Award Winner - May 2012

The new student-centered building is a hub for campus activity and has revitalized the existing McCormick Hall, which was opened in 1925 and remodeled in 1961. Administrative, educational and instructional spaces were added in a new west addition to the building, which extends west toward Main Street, with portions spanning University Drive. The building provides multiple large recreation and academic venues to support existing and new programs.

Colorado State University Student Recreation Center

Fort Collins, Colorado

Award Winner - May 2012

A lot of new spaces were added, including a climbing wall and bouldering area, an outdoor bouldering rock, martial arts space, special needs spaces (gender-inclusive restrooms and changing rooms), new meeting spaces, a private changing room in the women's locker room, exercise studios, MAC gym and more. A complete success, the facility has seen a 30 percent increase in usage since it was reopened.

University of South Dakota Wellness Center

Vermillion, South Dakota

Award Winner - May 2012

Prior to completion of this nearly-57,000-square-foot center, students relied on the university's Dakota Dome, but this space was no longer able to meet the needs of both student-athletes and general students. Students and the university wanted an exclusive space to support health and wellness, and to strengthen the sense of community among students, as well as between students and faculty beyond the classroom walls.

The Center for Athletics, Recreation & Fitness
Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Award Winner - May 2012

This cornerstone of a new campus master plan aims to enhance the total student life experience at Gettysburg College, creating a new axis for campus with a strong visual connection with its entry and the existing football stadium entry. The center features a 20,000-square-foot aquatic center with 50-meter pool, a 35-foot climbing wall, bouldering wall, locker rooms, multipurpose room and 10,000-square-foot fitness center. The initial phase of this $22.9 million project also included updates to the central energy plan and a 5,000-square-foot renovation of the existing fieldhouse to create a competition area.

Health and Learning Center
Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona

Award Winner - May 2012

The NAU Health and Learning Center is a fusion building that includes a 57,000-square-foot medical clinic, 70,000 square feet of classrooms, a 121,000-square-foot student recreation center and a 40,000-square-foot athletics component to replace most of the stadium. Bringing these programs together from their decentralized locations creates a significant improvement to the quality of student life on campus. The combination of these programs into a single $83.2 million, 288,000-square-foot renovation and expansion project is estimated to have saved the university at least $20 million. The site is now a central student destination that links student life and academic experience and sees up to 1,700 students per hour pass through.

Reaching New Heights

The Evolution of Climbing Walls & Challenge Courses

Feature Article - April 2012

Once relegated to climbing gyms, climbing walls have seen a lot of growth into recreational facilities in cities and on campuses across the country.

Boost Your Climbing Wall's Potential

Problem Solver - August 2011

Top-rope climbing usually involves two people: a climber and a belayer. With an auto belay system, you won't need a human belayer. This will allow multiple people to climb, with just one person supervising from the ground.

Combine Climbing Wall Products to Satisfy Stakeholders

Problem Solver - August 2011

Take the climbing wall at the Colorado State University Student Recreation Center as an example. The wall includes a 40-foot freestanding tower as well as 55 linear feet of bouldering wall, meeting the needs of all user groups, including students, administration and facility management.

Ascending on a Budget

Making Money-Smart Decisions With Climbing Walls

Feature Article - April 2011

Whether you need to revamp your existing wall to refresh visitors' experience, or you'd like to add something completely new, there are ways to get what you need without breaking the bank.

From The Ground Up

What You Need to Know to Get Climbing Done Right

Feature Article - April 2010

Climbing walls can bring a lot of excitement to a facility. We look at some of the basics to help you add climbing to your own space.