Red Rocks Community College – New Student Recreation Center

  • Category
    Education
  • Size
    38,000 sf
  • Complete
    Under Construction
  • Location
    Lakewood, Colorado

To meet increasing student demand for campus recreation options Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) retained Davis Partnership Architects to perform a recreation center feasibility study and create a program plan based on student wants and greater campus goals. In their effort to become a ‘school of choice’ the college recognized the importance of extracurricular activities to meet the needs of the student population, who took it upon themselves to petition RRCC to move forward with the program plan. Using a variety of student engagement techniques including town hall meetings, games, visual preference surveys, and social media, the design team generated a program based on student feedback for a new 38,000 square foot student recreation center that includes social lounge space, drop-in cardio and weight fitness space, two group exercise rooms, a two-court gymnasium, climbing and bouldering wall, flexible meeting rooms, renovations to an existing outdoor field, and locker rooms and support space. The program plan received approval from the Colorado Commission on Higher Education in Summer 2014. In early 2015, Red Rocks Community College again selected Davis Partnership Architects to complete the design of the new student recreation center. Construction began February 4, 2016. Red Rocks Community College is anticipating a Spring 2017 opening so students who were involved in the initial phases of the project and who voted on the student fee have the opportunity to use the facility before they graduate.

Project Scope

  • Higher Education
  • Interior Design
  • On the Boards
  • Planning
  • Recreation

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