Oregon State University Dixon Student Recreation Center Expansion

Oregon State University Dixon Student Recreation Center Expansion
Dixon is one of the first campus buildings with a sustainable design, using natural light and ventilation, numerous recycled materials, and native plants in landscaping.
"We've paid a lot of attention to students’ wants and needs, and the design of the expansion clearly reflects that."
- Tom Kirch,
Director Recreational Sports Oregon State University

Tom Kirch and his staff at Oregon State run one of the top collegiate recreation programs in the United States, and for years, they had been doing it with outdated and inadequate facilities. However, in 2004, an amazing renovation and expansion of the Dixon Center created new recreation opportunities for students, faculty and staff.

SportsPLAN Studio has assisted YGH Architects throughout the project as programming and recreational sports consultant. Along the way, we have developed fitness equipment lists and plan layouts, provided climbing gym planning services and creating specifications and specialized details for sports surfaces and equipment. Our attention to these details have helped to make the Dixon Center a real showcase for Oregon State.

Services

Feasibility Study
Programming
Master Planning
Design Consulting
Equipment Specifications
Operational Planning

Program Features

New Three Court Gymnasium
1/10 Mile Indoor Jogging Track
Renovated Four Court Gymnasium
2,200 SF Rock Climbing Gym
11,760 SF Fitness and Strength Training
Four Multi-Purpose Group Exercise Studios
Sports Medicine Center
Atrium Lounge and Food Service
Project Manager: Joel Leider
Architect of Record: Yost Grube Hall
Project Cost: $15.9 million
Owner Reference: Tom Kirch, Director
Completion Date: 2004
Oregon State University Dixon Student Recreation Center ExpansionOregon State University Dixon Student Recreation Center Expansion