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Recreation Wellness Center

CEQA documents:
Mitigated Negative Declaration
Campus Master Plan EIR

Construction Dates

Planned start of construction in late 2015 with completion in early 2018.


The Recreation Wellness Center is a significant addition to the SF State campus, providing a major new student activity center close to the academic core and student housing. Located on Lot 41 at the corner of Font and Lake Merced Boulevards, the new 118,700-gross-square-foot facility and a new recreation field will be organized around the existing softball field.

The Recreation Wellness Center building will include a two-court gym, multi-activity court (MAC) gym, elevated jogging track, weight and fitness space, natatorium with lap and recreation pools, climbing wall, racquetball courts, multi-purpose/group fitness studios, and locker rooms, storage, and support space. The project is funded through a student fee. The Recreation Wellness Center project will be designed and constructed to exceed U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold standards.


Scope of work

    The scope of work for the Recreation and Wellness Center includes demolition of the existing structures on the site and construction of a combined concrete and steel structure to house the program functions described above. The building's exterior will consist of glass fiber reinforced precast concrete panels and glass curtain wall systems. The work also involves related site development, including installation of a new recreation field.

Project Team

WRNS Studio, the architect for the project, has assembled a team of experienced consultants, including WRT, landscape architect; SportsPLAN Studio, sports facility design; Water Design, aquatic designer; Forell/Elsesser, structural engineer; Interface, MEP engineer; Sandis, civil engineer; RGDL, acoustical engineer; Cumming Clarke, cost estimator; Charles M. Salter Associates, telecommunications. The Construction Manger at Risk is CW Driver, Builders. CW Driver has performed successfully as construction manager for four similar recreation and wellness centers within the CSU system including centers at Long Beach, Fullerton, Cal Poly Pomona, and Northridge campuses.


Schematic design preparation is in progress.


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