LHC Structural Engineers
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STUDENT RECREATION CENTER

Location: University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC
Phase 1 Budget: $8.2 million
Phase 1 Size: 65,000 sf
Phase 1 Year Completed: 2000

Phase 2 Budget: $25.4 million
Phase 2 Size: 95,000 sf
Phase 2 Year Completed: 2013

Located in the heart of UNC-Wilmington’s campus, the 160,000 square foot facility gives the student body access to a modern fitness facility that includes three basketball/volleyball courts, indoor track, indoor and outdoor pools, indoor rock-climbing wall, a large fitness room and other amenities.  The Student Recreation Center is a two-story building clad in the traditional Georgian style that is predominant on campus.  The structure is framed with structural steel supported on spread footings.  Gabled trusses span 120 ft. across the gymnasium floor supporting the roof and suspended running track.  Other special features include a two-story entry colonnade and lobby, a curved two-story glazed wall at the fitness room, and dormers formed with curved steel framing across the gymnasium floor supporting the roof and suspended running track.  Other special features include a two-story entry colonnade and lobby, a curved two-story glazed wall at the fitness room, and dormers formed with curved steel framing.  The Phase 2 expansion of this project is currently under design.

Architect: BMH Architects
Photographer: BMS