Student Health and Wellness Center

Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia

The Health & Wellness Center offers students two basketball courts, a gym containing a multi-athletic court (MAC), an exercise area with the latest equipment, a climbing wall, two racquetball courts, three multipurpose rooms for aerobic activities, an elevated running track, a student recreation office suite and a wellness/counseling office suite. The exterior architecture is sympathetic to surrounding buildings in terms of scale and massing, and integrates a substantial amount of glass to provide views into the facility while taking advantage of natural light.  This project earned LEED Gold certification, making it the first LEED Gold recreation center in the Southeast.  Notable sustainable design features include: biomass renewable energy, carbon dioxide monitoring, and waterless urinals.