UCCS Gallogly Recreation & Wellness Center

Colorado Springs, Colorado

In the fall of 2011, the team of BRS, as Architect of Record and Hughes Group Architects (HGA), as Design Architect, began an ambitious three month effort to assist the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs visualize an expansion to their Student Recreation Center. A 21% enrollment increase since the center opened in 2007 placed a significant strain on the facility. The expansion is LEED Gold certified.

LocationColorado Springs, Colorado

ClientUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs

TypeRecreation

CategoryRenovation, Certified Sustainable, Other

Size35,000 renovation 52,000 expansion

Completion2016

Partners

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The building design as a whole was carefully considered in the context of its site as a connector between the Central and North Campuses, as well as between the city, the campus and the mountains.

REC + Wellness

Subsequent to the Recreation Center Expansion Concept Design Phase, the University decided to expand the Student Health and Counseling Centers and co-locate these programs with the Recreation Center. BRS and HGA were selected a second time by the University to provide full-service design and construction services for a combined Student Recreation and Wellness Center. New and renovated spaces in the recreation program include greatly expanded free-weight and cardiovascular equipment areas, additional fitness studios, a double court gymnasium with spectator seating, additional locker rooms and expanded space for an outdoor adventure program. The Wellness program includes a new laboratory, therapy and exam rooms, sick and well reception areas with a main entry as well as a private entry with emergency ambulance access, provider offices, and a teaching kitchen. 

Through a series of workshops and focus group meetings with students, faculty and staff, BRS and HGA developed a prioritized expansion program to meet the University’s budget.

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