Western Washington University Carver Gymnasium Renovation and Expansion

Western Washington University Carver Gymnasium Renovation and Expansion
Western Washington University boasts an outstanding academic program in Physical Education, Health and Recreation. They share Carver Gymnasium with Athletics; and the facility had become obsolete and a liability.
"You guys did a wonderful job! That could have been very ugly and you were just great! Thank you so much!"
- Dr. LeaAnn Martin,
Department Chair, Physical Education, Health and Recreation, Western Washington University

Built in 1972, Carver Gymnasium serves as the academic center for PEHR as well as the home of the Department of Athletics. It required renovation, systems replacement and significant expansion to adequately accommodate these programs. In 2008, SportsPLAN Studio, with NAC Architecture, was engaged to assess the existing facilities, investigate and determine the needs of all the programs housed in the building and complete a detailed program and conceptual design for submittal to the State of Washington for funding approval.

Their program needs were significant and funding anticipated to be less than required. Through a series of interviews with faculty, staff, and group workshops, it was determined how to maximize space usage and stretch available funding. An improvement plan that provided significant improvement for all stakeholders was created.

Funding was received in 2011. SportsPLAN Studio, now working with LMN Architects, is proud to continue our work as the sports facility consultant providing program confirmation/modification, functional planning, and material/equipment specifications.

Services

Feasibility Study
Programming
Master Planning
Design Consulting
Equipment Specifications
Operational Planning

Program Features

PEHR and Athletic Offices
Human Performance Labs
Community Health
3 Gymnasiums
Dance Studio
Strength & Conditioning
Athletic Training
Locker Rooms
Sports Facility Consultant: Pam Scott
Architect of Record: NAC Architecture - Phase 1
LMN Architects - Phase 2
Project Cost: $70 million
Owner Reference: Ed Simpson,
Director Facilities Development
Completion Date: 2003 - Phase 1
2013 - Phase 2
Western Washington University Carver Gymnasium Renovation and ExpansionWestern Washington University Carver Gymnasium Renovation and Expansion