UF’s department of recreational sports wins award for Southwest Recreation Center
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s department of recreational sports was among eight facilities to capture the Tenth Annual Innovative Architecture and Design Award by Recreation Management magazine. The award highlighted the addition of 40,755 square feet and the renovation of 12,546 square feet at the Southwest Recreation Center.
The building showcases transparent views into the new cardio space, providing views for participants looking out to campus while exercising. The center also features renovated space to accommodate expanding program areas including a personal training studio, massage therapy rooms, an athletic training room and a new activity room. Colorful images on wall graphics were incorporated into the cardio, fitness and activity rooms, adding a sense of motion and energy. Recreation Management also stated that the facility is the subject of many sustainable design initiatives. The project was completed in August 2010.
“We are honored to be part of the team with RDG Planning & Design to be recognized for developing an innovative project that will serve to motivate University of Florida students to be active,” said David Bowles, director of the University of Florida department of recreational sports.
A link to the article may be found at http://www.recmanagement.com/201205aw1g.php.
For more information, contact Jessica Gates, 352-273-2414 or JessicaG@recsports.ufl.edu.