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Fitness Center Expansion Case Study

Sports And Recreation Facilities

Fitness Center Expansion Case Study

Penn State Behrend

Penn State Erie engaged WMF to develop a design solution to create additional student recreation space for the growing campus. WMF studied and compared options for expanding either the Junker Center, a combined athletic and student rec user facility, or expanding Erie Hall, a facility that currently houses a student rec gymnasium. The program included an additional recreational spaces such as a 6,000 sq ft fitness center, free weights, three 2,000 sq ft multi-purpose exercise studios, full size gymnasium, auxiliary gymnasium, racquetball courts, climbing wall, locker rooms and other support spaces.

The Erie Hall expansion emerged as the option of choice. The proposed design at this prominent location will take advantage of the opportunity to enhance the gateway entrance to campus. The building is envisioned to engage the site and surrounding functions, providing for pedestrian circulation from an adjacent large parking lot to the rec center and passing underneath the building above as a significant campus entry portal. The design also includes space for some athletic teams that have outdoor facilities nearby, including tennis, baseball, and softball, and a new location for the campus health/wellness center.

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