Two university rec centers were recognized for their facility design by American School & University in its Architectural Portfolio 2017 awards.
The Cambridge School of Weston Health and Fitness Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Liberty University's Lahaye Recreation and Fitness Center in Lynchburg, Virginia, received outstanding design awards.
The facility at the Cambridge School offers yoga, boxing, dance, basketball, volleyball and a second-level fitness center. The Liberty University facility was renovated from an industrial building to include food service and administrative functions as well as recreation services that include a 40-foot climbing wall and cardio and strength areas.
The awards are given for outstanding architecture, design and construction in various categories. The rec centers were two of five award recipients in the Sports Stadiums/Athletic Facilities category.
Other outstanding design awards went to the football center at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana; a wrestling training center at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; and a sports center at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A wrestling and squash center at the Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, New York, received a citation award in this category.
To view a photo gallery of the winners, click here.
The awards are judged by a jury of architects and facility professionals. They are profiled in the fall Architectural Portfolio issue. View the complete Architectural Portfolio 2017 here.