Cal State Long Beach, Student Recreation Center

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  • LEED Gold recreation center sets the standard for future sustainable construction

  • Project Overview

    Cal State University Long Beach’s new, 120,000 SF Student Recreation and Wellness Center was the university’s first LEED Certified building. The university has come a long way since then, but this first Gold certification was a signal of intent. We’ve been honored to work with the university numerous times to design highly-efficient buildings. Housing two gyms, racquetball courts, cardio and weight rooms, a multipurpose room, a lap and leisure pool, outdoor sand volleyball courts and administrative spaces, the facility offers every imaginable type of fitness and recreational activities to students. 

  • Solution

    Our design tied in the fully automated HVAC system into the wider campus control system, used daylighting to reduce energy consumption and selected light fixtures that can be dimmed down to 50% of full illumination levels when necessary. On the water efficiency side, low-flow water fixtures, water conserving drought resistant landscaping, reclaimed irrigation water and waterless urinals serve to drastically reduce water consumption. Students absolutely loved it and the facility is point of pride among the student body. Build the green recreation center and they will come.