Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hired Hastings+Chivetta to expand the Student Fitness Center to accommodate four additional, multifunction recreation courts. The program was to include space for restrooms, food preparation, a juice bar and additional offices.
The new two-court recreation gym with retractable bleachers is adjacent to the existing performance gym, with a ten-foot wide observation corridor between the two spaces.
An entry into the gym is provided off of the newly extended main concourse. Other new amenities on the first level include a juice bar, a lounge, vending, a catering kitchen, a ticket booth, office suite, storage and restrooms. The wellness spaces were also renovated.
The second level is above the existing weight room and consists of a new cardio/strength fitness room, two studios with different flooring to accommodate various activities, and 4,000 SF of additional multipurpose fitness space.