The University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College have opened a joint recreation and activities center on their shared campus in Bothell, Washington.
The $20 million, 36,000-square-foot Activities and Recreation Center has numerous amenities: fitness areas, offices for student life and government groups, multiple meeting spaces, and a space for large student events and activities.
The facility was built in response to a demand from students at both UW Bothell and Cascadia for more gathering areas, spaces to support student government and student organizations, and enhanced student fitness and recreation spaces.
The fitness center is situated on the lower level of the facility and offers a wide range of fitness equipment and fitness classes.
A fee of $100 per quarter, paid by students at both UW Bothell and Cascadia, will pay for the facility.
The three-story center was designed with sustainable features such as natural ventilation and sustainable building materials. As students enter through the main lobby, they will find a reception desk made from reclaimed wood.