CSU East Bay Recreation & Wellness Center
Features & Highlights
- Project completed under budget by $1.3 million
This 55,000-square-foot recreation and wellness center provides a much-needed amenity to the student body of over 13,000 at California State University, East Bay. The two-story facility is a tilt-up, steel and plaster building that sits on a four-acre hilltop parcel overlooking the San Francisco Bay. The facility houses a two-court gymnasium, an elevated jogging track, a fitness center, two multi-purpose activity rooms, locker rooms, massage therapy rooms and administrative and support spaces.
Incorporating sustainable features into the modern design was an important goal for the owner. The facility features 70% natural ventilation to cool the building, sun shades and a Trombe wall, which is a recessed concrete tilt-up panel wall with a glass curtain to naturally trap and radiate heat inside the building. Radiant tubing was installed beneath the track and lobby/corridor floors to provide heating and cooling. The south and west sides of the building have a perforated aluminum sunscreen with horizontal louvers that were designed to preserve the views of the bay and city skyline.
Awards & Accolades
2011 Notable Award for Distinguished Projects, Western Council of Construction Consumers