Published on January 18th, 2017 | by UC&D Magazine
UC&D 2016 Outstanding Sports and Recreation Project
Utah State University Student Recreation & Wellness Center
Owner: State of Utah DFCM
General Contractor: Layton Construction
Architects: AJC architects; HOK
Electrical Engineer: Spectrum Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: Van Boerum & Frank Assoc.
Structural Engineer: ARW Engineers
Civil Engineer: Civil Solutions Group Civil
Electrical Contractor: TEC Electric
Mechanical Contractor: Western States Mechanical
Other Specialty Contractors: Sanpete Steel, Noorda Architectural Metals, Allen’s Masonry, Mountain Heights Hardwood, Champion Fabricating & Supply
This is one of the more interesting projects on Utah State’s Logan campus and provides students a place to gather and associate with each other. The $24.6 million,117,000 SF building includes a 4,600 SF fitness center and three cardio lofts, group fitness studios, locker and shower facilities, three hardwood gym courts and a health
themed café and lounge space. The design incorporates a canyon aesthetic inside and out, to create a seamless transition from the surrounding geographical area. The facility’s exterior is highlighted by an Architecturally Clad Metal, which gives the appearance of wood – offering a stately look. On the inside, phenolic wood paneling and wood ceilings richen and add a sense of class to the center.