Colorado State University wanted to update their recreation center into a modern, state-of-the-art facility to accommodate students and faculty with the latest fitness programming spaces and equipment. With the design expertise of Hastings+Chivetta, the Student Recreation Center will include many enhancements.
One of CSU’s main objectives was to create an environment that is vibrant and expressive. Rather than mimic the existing architectural characteristics, CSU chose to employ a design that engages in its dynamic, updated strategic plan.
The renovated building retains its original bold interior colors but includes more windows for plenty of natural light. The new, relocated lobby features a streetscape design highlighting specific activity areas. Each activity space has a storefront appearance relating to the space, and plants, improved lighting, and comfortable seating are featured in the lobby to give students and faculty a warm, inviting welcome as they enter their facility.
Other enhancements include additional administrative offices, new fitness areas–almost doubling the size of the current fitness space–two new multipurpose courts, and a climbing wall. The main entry was relocated as well, allowing for more convenient access.