Location: Miami, FL
Client: Florida International University
Project Cost: $8 Million
Size: 50,000 SF
Award: NIRSA Facility of Merit Award 2006
This two-story recreation center serves the needs of the university campus by contributing to its growing, vibrant community. The center supports sports and fitness activities, fosters personal development, enhances academic productivity and satisfaction, increases physical and psychological health and encourages social interaction. The design accommodates more than 1,000 people per day in the various areas created for the students, faculty, staff and alumni. The facility includes the following: a fitness and strength training area, a multi-purpose court for basketball, volleyball or badminton, a dividable group fitness space, locker rooms, bathrooms and storage rooms, an entrance lobby that accommodates a control desk, food service area with seating and membership sales, campus support services including a laundry room, as well as a conference room, meeting room, offices and departmental reception areas. The Rec Center was recognized as an “Outstanding Sports Facility” by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) in April of 2006, and was nominated for both a “Facility of Merit” Award with Athletic Business Magazine and a Recreation Management “Innovative Architecture & Design” Award.