Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Student Fitness Center Expansion

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.


Project Details

    • Gross Square Feet
    • 35,989
    • Completion Date
    • 2009
    • Construction Cost
    • $ 9,442,845
    • City
    • Edwardsville
    • State
    • IL
    • Client Type
    • Public
    • Enrollment
    • 10,000+


    • 1995
    • Reader's Choice Award
    • Construction News and Review