Recreation/Sports/Natatorium - Portfolio
BARBARA AND DAVID GIBBS RECREATIONAND WELLNESS CENTER
The New $141M Rice University Student Recreation Center opened in the fall of 2008. The two- story, 103,000 SF facility houses two indoor basketball courts, four racquetball courts, two squash courts, a 50-meter outdoor competition pool, a 2,500 SF recreation pool, cardio fitness equipment, weights, a dance studio, billiards, table tennis, two outdoor lighted basketball courts, locker rooms and a wellness courtyard. Project designed and commissioned while employed with Bai, LLC.
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY DEDMAN CENTER FOR LIFETIME SPORTS
This expanded(65,000SF) and renovated(80,000 SF) $24.1M facility opened in May 2006. The facility includes a 5-court gymnasia, 15,000 SF fitness and weight room, 40-foot climbing wall and 60-foot side bouldering wall, 5-lane recreation pool with volleyball tank, two aerobic/dance studios, a spinning room,combative/mat room, six racquetball/squash courts, 300 intramural spectator seats, 1/6-mile elevated jogging/walking tract, a smoothie café, wellness suite, recreation offices, locker rooms, social lounges, 2-court volleyball venues, outdoor interactive pool/fountain, storage and support, and space for program expansion. Project designed and commissioned while employed with Bai, LLC.
WILSON AQUATIC CENTER
This project consists of replacement of Wilson Pool that was closed in July 2003 duet structural deficiencies. The Ward 3 Aquatic Center has been replaced with a new 53,589 SF/$33 M state-of- the-art center on the same site that includes a 25-yard x 50-meter competition pool, seats for 477 spectators, a wellness / leisure pool, an adult whirlpool , spectators eating, lockers rooms, administration areas, and building and pool support areas. The project’s environmental friendly features include recycled interior finishes, recycling of demolition and construction debris, natural light and natural ventilation. Construction was completed in the fall of 2009.Project designed and commissioned while employed with Bai, LLC.
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON CAMPUS RECREATION AND WELLNESS CENTER
This $42M, 264,000 SF facility includes a 70-meter Olympic competition pool, indoor leisure pool, 10-meter diving facility, eight racquetball courts, eight gymnasiums and multi-purpose courts, four- lane one quarter mile track, 54-foot climbing wall, a wellness center, social and food service facilities, a 24,000 SF fitness and weight lifting zone, outdoor recreation fields and courts, and
support facilities. Project designed and commissioned while employed with Bai, LLC.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA/CHAMPAIGN IMPE(INTRAMURAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION) & CAMPUS RECREATION CENTER-EAST
This project includes an aquatic center with temperature controlled leisure pool, waterslide, zero- depth entry , bubble benches, volcano fountain, waterfall and 12-person spa; seasonal deck; full
men’s and women’s locker room with family changing area; 3-court gymnasium; multi-activity court gymnasium with dasher boards for indoor soccer, volleyball, and basketball; two multi-purpose rooms for Group Fitness sessions and group activities; 10,000 SF fitness area; three racquetball courts; and a 3-lane indoor track overlooking the aquatic center. Project designed and commissioned while employed with Bai, LLC.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS – SAN ANTONIO RECREATION AND WELLNESS CENTER PHASES I AND II
San Antonio, Texas
The $30.8M Recreation and Wellness Center Phase II encompass both campus recreation facilities (30,000SF) and the student health center(12,800SF). Phase I involved renovation of the existing facility and the addition of a climbing wall. Due to the explosive campus growth, the facility that opened in 2002 was already in adequate. The Phase II expansion provides new gymnasium space, a multi-purpose activity court gymnasium, additional weight and fitness space, racquetball courts, a three-lane jogging track, multipurpose aerobics studios, an outdoor pursuits department, lounge space and cooking studio. New outdoor recreation space includes a leisure pool, fitness spool, spa, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts and a putting green arranged on terraces stepping up the hill. The slope also allowed for the creation of multiple water falls, creating a dynamic court yard. Outstanding Sports Facilities Awards, National Intramural Recreational Sports Association, 2009 – Project designed and commissioned while employed with Bai, LLC.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN GREGORY RECREATIONS SPORTS FACILITY INCLUDING NATATORIUM EXPANSION & RENOVATIONS
This project renovated the existing 1937 facility without damaging the character of the original building by exposing a brick wall with arched windows covered by the 1960saddition, and making it the center piece of a three-story concourse. This concourse redirected the confused pedestrian circulation of the original layout, incorporated air conditioning throughout the gym, addressed ADA deficiencies, and incorporated rock-climbing wall in to a 20-footspace. The complex houses an exhibition gymnasium to seat 3,800,afour-court recreation gym, 10 handball/racquetball courts, a three-lane jogging track, four weight-training areas, aerobics, international squash, wellness, outdoor equipment rental, a pro-shop and café.
The Aquatic Complex transformed a parking lot and underutilized buildings into a functional and distinct informal recreational water space with open decks. Project designed and commissioned while employed with Bai, LLC.
ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY PAMANDROYCE MONEY RECREATION AND WELLNESS CENTER
The 113,000 SF / $21M expansion and renovation of the existing Physical Education Center that adjoins Moody Coliseum on the Abilene Christian University Campus was completed in August 2011. The facility includes state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge workout and classroom space. The focus of the new center Is on the holistic development of students and features a rock climbing wall, leisure pool, a 1/8-mile jogging track, expanded free weights and aerobics are as along with renovated basketball courts. Classroom and office space were reconfigured and expanded. The campus clinic and counseling center have been relocated to this new facility and expanded. Project designed and commissioned while employed with Bai, LLC.
LONG BRIDGE PARK & RECREATION CENTER
The design of the new park and recreation center is underway and will include an aquatics center and health and physical fitness facility. The interior functions are organized around a central gathering space which will function as the “community living room” and be the social and operational hub of the facility. The central gathering space will be immediately accessible for the main parking and drop-area . Environmental sustainability is the corner stone of the Long Bridge Park and Recreational Center development. The roofs will act as membranes which gently distribute rain into rain gardens with in the west arrival plaza and the east esplanade terrace. Photovoltaic panels will harvest the energy of the sun resulting in a significant reduction in grid energy demand. LEED Silver Rating will be sought for the facility. Project designed and commissioned while employed with Bai, LLC.