opsis architecture

Using Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s new $8.9 million Health Education Center, the Diagnostic Health and Fitness Technician/Instructor program melds classroom instruction with the most technologically advanced laboratory equipment available. In the Health Assessment Laboratory, students gain critical, hands-on experience performing diagnostic tests and assessments, including hydrostatic weighing to test body composition and Max VO2 assessment with a metabolic cart. Knowing how and when to perform these critical tests gives students a competitive edge in various athletic and healthcare careers. The new campus focal point also creates a home for the Pierce Raider basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball and softball teams. Support spaces include equipment check-out / storage, student locker rooms, team locker rooms, laundry and general storage. The 38,917 sf facility creates a dramatic new front door to campus health, athletics and recreation programs. An existing swimming pool building was reconstructed as a two story classroom and fitness center and a new two-court competitive gym with bleacher seating for 2,000 spectators was added. Two linear light monitors over the gym provide full daylighting of the court floor without glare, while a radiant heating system is combined with natural air ventilation to achieve high environmental and energy efficiency. The second floor includes a large multi-purpose room, athletic department offices and recreation center offices. The Center also provides open student recreation amenities for the College. Opsis was the design architect with MSGS serving as executive architect.

Stats

  • 39,000 sf
  • Completed 2007
  • Opsis Architecture - Design Architect
  • MSGS Architects - Executive Architect

Demonstrated Experience

  • 2-court competition gymnasium
  • Athletic training facilities
  • Cardio/fitness facilities
  • Team meeting rooms
  • Multi-purpose room
  • Health Science lab
  • Equipment storage
  • Men and women’s team lockers
  • Athletic Department offices
  • Operations and management space
  • Health Education Center
  • Health Education Center
  • Health Education Center
  • Health Education Center
  • Health Education Center
  • Health Education Center
  • Health Education Center
  • Health Education Center
  • Health Education Center
  • Health Education Center
  • Health Education Center
  • Health Education Center
  • Health Education Center

Stats

  • 39,000 sf
  • Completed 2007
  • Opsis Architecture - Design Architect
  • MSGS Architects - Executive Architect

Demonstrated Experience

  • 2-court competition gymnasium
  • Athletic training facilities
  • Cardio/fitness facilities
  • Team meeting rooms
  • Multi-purpose room
  • Health Science lab
  • Equipment storage
  • Men and women’s team lockers
  • Athletic Department offices
  • Operations and management space
 
  • Health Education Center
  • Health Education Center
  • Health Education Center
  • Health Education Center
  • Health Education Center
  • Health Education Center
  • Health Education Center
  • Health Education Center
  • Health Education Center
  • Health Education Center