James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
The 65-acre project features six buildings and five athletic fields creating a new athletic/recreational sports campus while also addressing the need to enhance student wellness, improve recruitment efforts, and elevate the university’s athletic programs. To meet the needs of the teams and groups who use the complex, the project features two separate programs: one for the University’s Athletics Department and another for University Recreational Sports (UREC). Each has its own gatehouse with offices and meeting rooms, as well as a pavilion for group gatherings and celebrations. Athletic and recreational spaces include: a track and field, soccer, and lacrosse complex; practice fields; a multi-purpose field; and courts for tennis, basketball, and sand volleyball. Early in 2013, the project earned LEED Silver certification with the Green Building Certification Institute.