Lone Star College Wellness Center
Designed as part of a larger expansion project for the college, a two-story wellness center houses a multipurpose court for volleyball, basketball and badminton practice games, as well as collegiate games. The facility also houses all of the support functions for the Wellness Program at the college.
The design of the “jewel box building” incorporates the existing palette of materials at the College. The large multipurpose room is surrounded by glass and brick, while the rest of the building is clad in the combination of brick and concrete block so prevalent on the campus. There are three different entry points – one on the second floor from the existing college building, one from the tennis courts, and one from the exterior seating plaza, designed especially for this facility.
The lower level includes a cardio room with treadmills, bikes, and other state-of-the-art fitness equipment. It also houses a weight room and a rock climbing wall that extends to the second floor. The 1/10-mile indoor jogging track surrounds the entire second floor, circling the dance studio and looking down to the double-height multipurpose court.