Georgia Southern University

Student Recreation Center

In 1998, Hastings+Chivetta designed Georgia Southern University’s original 90,000 SF, two-story brick-clad Student Recreation Center. Eight years later and responding to students’ needs for fitness and wellness facilities, the university asked Hastings+Chivetta to design a 140,000 SF expansion.

A two-and-a-half story tower defines the main entrance, which features a large contemporary lobby with a juice bar. The combination of natural finishes, a neutral color palette, live plants mixed with faux trees, and large windows and skylights throughout the facility provide a fresh appearance that was designed to motivate a healthy lifestyle.

The addition includes a 20,000 SF fitness center, a two-court gymnasium and two separate multi-activity courts. The new aquatics center has an indoor 25-meter lap pool, a wet classroom, a whirlpool and a sauna. Other new amenities include offices, locker rooms, and a seminar room.


Project Details

    • Gross Square Feet
    • 213,400
    • Completion Date
    • 2007
    • Construction Cost
    • $ 27,116,441
    • City
    • Statesboro
    • State
    • GA
    • Client Type
    • Public
    • Enrollment
    • 10,000+
    • Associate Firm
    • Lyman Davidson Dooley - Architect of Record
    • Sustainable Design
    • LEED Silver


    • 2008
    • Outstanding Sports Facilities Award
    • NIRSA
    • 2009
    • Top Project in Carolinas/Georgia
    • Construction Communications