The University of Portland39s Beauchamp Recreation and Wellness Center is scheduled to open in August Rendering by HOK

The University of Portland's Beauchamp Recreation and Wellness Center is scheduled to open in August (Rendering by HOK.)

University of Portland Preparing to Open $23.7 Million Recreation Center

Beauchamp Recreation and Wellness Center will provide 73,000 square feet for recreation and fitness activities.

The University of Portland in Portland, Ore., is scheduled to open the $23.7 million Beauchamp Recreation and Wellness Center later this summer.

The 73,000-square-foot facility, funded entirely with donations, will replace the 88-year-old Howard Hall as the main recreation and fitness space on the Portland campus. During the summer, the recreation department is transitioning services to the newly constructed recreation space in anticipation of an August opening.

Here are some of the features of the Beauchamp Center:

To the right of the entry lobby and check-in desk is a 2,850-square-foot strength and weight training area. To the left is a 730-square-foot rock wall for climbing. Directly behind the check-in desk is a 2,150-square-foot training room and courtyard with a view out to campus via a glass wall.

The main level also has three gyms. The three courts comprise 23,090 square feet; locker rooms claim another 2,830 square feet. This level also has 1,480 square feet of administrative office space and 1,520 square feet allocated to a recreation and bike shop.

Overlooking the main floor are treadmills and stationary bikes that fill 3,670 square feet of cardio training space. Three wood floor studios with a total of 5,040 square feet provide space for spin and yoga classes.

Suspended above all three recreational gyms is a 10,130-square-foot track, which is designed so that eight laps equal a mile. There is also a 855-square-foot stretching area and a 1,170-square-foot wellness suite.

The architects are HOK and Soderstrom Architects.

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