From our 2011 Project Portfolio:
Facility Name: University of Arizona Student Recreation Center Expansion
City,State: Tucson, Ariz.
Cost of Project: $22.7 million
Type of Facility: Recreation Center
Architectural Firm: Sasaki + M3
Status: Completed January 2010
Square Footage: 54,000
Number of Floors: 2
The student recreation center expansion includes a fitness center, outdoor adventures and multi-use activity court gymnasium. The facility’s transparent quality allows interior occupants to view activity outdoors, and vice versa, promoting recreational diversity. The building achieved LEED NC 2.2 Platinum level certification, the first collegiate-level recreation facility in the nation to do so. Using demand-control ventilation and augmented by large ceiling fans (Big Ass Fans) for additional air circulation, the room is efficiently conditioned, comfortable and the air is fresh even in the warmest weather.
To see the full Project Portfolio, go to http://www.northstarpubs.com/articles/prb/2011-project-portfolio .