Health & Wellness Center

Western Oregon University

A complex renovation and expansion project, the new Health and Wellness Center is a state-of-the art, sustainable sports facility. Located on a restricted central campus site, the design ties seamlessly into the existing Physical Education Building.

Size: 90,000 sf
Location: Monmouth, OR
Stat: LEED Gold

2013, OCAPA, Excellence in Concrete Award

The centerpiece, a sunlit, two-court gymnasium, includes a cantilevered running track and extensive transparency into activity areas.

The facility is unique in its mixed-use composition of student recreation, athletics, the home of the WOU football team, and more than 20,000 sf of classrooms, labs and meeting facilities. The existing offices, dance studio, gymnasium and natatorium have been renovated and seismically upgraded.

The LEED Gold project uses natural ventilation and daylighting strategies, including sunshades, operable windows, and skylights. The project was fast-tracked using CM/GC construction delivery and was partially occupied during much of the construction. It was completed on-time and on-budget, opening for use less than 24 months from start of design.