University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Athletic/Recreation Building

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Athletic/Recreation Building
The academic rigors at USP are demanding, and the students need a place to let off some steam and to interact with the faculty outside of the classrooms and labs.
"Every time I walk thru the building, I am reminded how many concepts we/you explored, and how perfectly the program came together in such a short time."
- Kathleen K. Jones,
Project Manager Capital Program Management, University of the Sciences

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is a small university with unique academic programs, a genuine neighborhood atmosphere and a new interest in establishing a gothic architectural style for the campus. These were the easier challenges facing the design team of SportsPLAN Studio and Bower Lewis Thrower Architects. We also had to program and design this $15 million project and produce bid documents in just six months.

SportsPLAN Studio conducted campus workshops then produced a space program, eleven alternative concept plans and computer-generated floor plans. We assisted BLTA throughout the project, created specifications, a detailed manifest for equipment and furnishings, and we developed placement plans for the fitness and weight equipment.

Services

Feasibility Study
Programming
Master Planning
Design Consulting
Equipment Specifications
Operational Planning

Program Features

1,000-seat Performance Gymnasium
Recreation Gymnasium
Strength Training
Fitness Center
Sports Medicine
Athletic Equipment
Indoor Jogging Track
Indoor Recreation Pool
Project Architect: Pam Scott
Architect of Record: Bower, Lewis, Thrower
Project Cost: $16.6 million
Owner Reference: Katie Jones
Completion Date: 2003
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Athletic/Recreation BuildingUniversity of the Sciences in Philadelphia Athletic/Recreation Building