University of Houston
University of Houston – Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
Size: 264,000 SF
- NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facility
- American School & University Architectural Portfolio
“I am able to offer Hughes Group my highest recommendation without reservation. I believe that one of the most noteworthy qualities of Hughes Group, in addition to their outstanding capability as designers, architects, and construction managers, was their ability to work collaboratively with a large, diverse planning committee which included stakeholders from the student body and the faculty as well as from the Student Affairs Division and the Administration and Finance Division. The leadership exhibited by Hughes Group in sustaining a sense of teamwork in this complex work environment was essential to the success of the project and was apparent at each state of project development.” – William F. Munson, PhD, Associate Vice President, University of Houston Student Development and Dean of Students
The University of Houston Campus Recreation and Wellness Center provides social, sports, recreational and wellness services for students, faculty and staff at this urban university with a population of 38,000 students.
The 264,000 SF program includes a 70-meter competition pool with 10-meter diving, water park, climbing wall, 24,000 SF fitness component, seven gymnasia, 12 racquetball courts, a 1/4 mile fitness track, and an array of support zones.
Upon entering the facility, the rotunda is the center of activity. Patrons experience visual access to virtually every program zone. The rotunda is the crossroads for student resources which include the wellness center, food services, convenience shops, day care, the leadership center and a social lounge.