University of Nevada, Reno

E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center

The new E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center represents a visionary look into the future of campus recreation with an emphasis on fitness training. When the center opens, it will be one of the most cutting-edge fitness facilities in the country.

Access to the new fitness center is through a single controlled entrance at the Mario J. Gabelli Plaza. Upon entering the facility, visitors experience open views to controlled activity zones on all sides and above. The large “cardio stairway” connects four building levels and provides another fitness experience.

Staff offices and member services are accessible without passing the control desk. In addition to this “free zone” space, the first floor houses a two-story functional training zone, strength/free weight area, locker rooms, training room and user support spaces.

Five multipurpose rooms of varying sizes are located on the second floor. Each multipurpose room is oriented to provide expansive views to the exterior and to activities within the building. The third floor provides a three-court gymnasium and cardiovascular and machine strength areas. Courts are divisible for simultaneous use and fitness equipment is positioned to maximize campus views. The fourth-level 1/8 mile running track is surrounded by glass on all sides.


Project Details

    • Gross Square Feet
    • 112,000
    • Completion Date
    • 2017
    • Construction Cost
    • $39,363,000
    • City
    • Reno
    • State
    • NV
    • Client Type
    • Public
    • Enrollment
    • 10,000+
    • Associate Firm
    • WORTHGROUP Architects