The San Diego State University Aztec Recreation Center in California was designed by SmithGroup and built by McCarthy Building Companies. Structural engineering was done by KPFF. The 134,000 sq. ft complex was completed in August 2022 and contains renovations and an expansion of the existing recreation center.
It features a new indoor running track, a 40-foot climbing wall, three new fitness studios for classes such as yoga, cycling, and self-defense. The architecture of the space not only encourages the physical health of the students, but complements their social, emotional and environmental well-being.
Alongside the sports and social innovations, the recreation center employs the use of various environmental technologies such as wastewater energy recovery, natural ventilation, and nature-inspired material use. The SDSU ARC is LEED Double Platinum Certified.
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