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Colleges & Universities

A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities

Feature Article - June 2013

Colleges and universities continue to focus on wellness facilities and programming, working to attract and retain students. This section looks at the latest trends in campus recreation.

Columbus State University Student Recreation Center

Columbus, Georgia

Award Winner - May 2013

The new $23.2 million facility boasts a wide range of recreational and fitness offerings, while melding aesthetically with the nearby campus buildings. Brick and cut limestone were specified in colors to match the existing campus palette, and the building features sweeping glass curtainwalls with metal panels to provide views into the fitness center on one side, and the pool on the other.

Iowa State University State Gym

Ames, Iowa

Award Winner - May 2013

The $46.2 million project involved the overhaul of the State Gym with an addition that connects both the gym and Beyer Hall into one cohesive recreation and wellness complex. Moreover, the State Gym's enhancement provides a complementary recreation and wellness facility to the Lied Recreation Athletic Center, which is located on the opposite side of the campus.

University of Central Missouri Student Recreation & Wellness Center

Warrensburg, Missouri

Award Winner - May 2013

On one level, the combination of curricular and co-curricular programs has immense implications for student learning. On another level, the facility has become the place to engage in recreation for students, faculty and staff.

Cecil College
Physical Education Complex

North East, Maryland

Award Winner - May 2013

The 50,070-square-foot complex encompasses an array of indoor and outdoor spaces for both formal and informal activities that accommodate intercollegiate athletics events and fitness programs, wellness-related classes, group study and collaborative learning, as well as student clubs, summer camps, luncheons and receptions, commencement and community events. It can even be used as a place to spend time with friends.

California Polytechnic State University, Recreation Center

San Luis Obispo, California

Award Winner - May 2013

The support and input from university students as well as their participation in the final design and approval helped bring the new center to life, with the goal of boosting recreation programs and helping to maximize views into the building. The project team also worked closely with the university's recreation, athletics, Kinesiology and various academic departments to help create the new center.

Missouri State University Bill R. Foster & Family Recreation Center

Springfield, Missouri

Award Winner - May 2013

The new center features basketball courts, a MAC (multiuse activity court), a weight-fitness area, group exercise rooms, a jogging track, a climbing/bouldering wall, an indoor fitness/activity pool, a wellness suite, an outdoor bouldering area, administration space and more.

Georgia College Wellness & Recreation Center

Milledgeville, Georgia

Award Winner - May 2013

The new $28.2 million center creates an iconic front door to the west campus that helps establish a renewed sense of community and campus life. The facility's design involves an arrangement of pathways that connect the Wellness Center with residential life at the university, an outdoor leisure pool, conference and dining hall facility, as well as athletic fields.

Honorable Mentions

Web Exclusive - May 2013

We've announced the winners of our awards, but there were plenty of other entries that received high marks from the judges and deserve a little recognition. Here, we take a look at a few of the most innovative projects that didn't quite make it to the winner's circle.

2012 State of the Managed Recreation Industry

A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

Feature Article - June 2012

More than 2,000 professionals responded to our call for information about their facility operations. Here, we summarize their responses, including current trends in operations, staffing, programming, construction and much more.