This project constructs a new 111,164 ASF/ 162,300 GSF building for the Health and Human Performance (HHP) programs, athletics, and student recreation as an addition to the existing Hunt/Knowles complex. The building includes classrooms, a human performance laboratory, a large gymnasium, dance studio, auxiliary gym, offices, locker rooms, training rooms, and other supporting spaces. The project also remodels approximately 14,670 GSF of space in the existing Hunt/Knowles complex to tie into and support the new addition. Because of the distance from the central heating plant, this project will not extend the existing campus steam system, but will include a dual-fueled boiler for heating.
Upon completion of the new HHP facility, the 67,150 GSF Karges Physical Education Center and the 20,484 GSF Emogene Nelson Building (now occupied by HHP) will be demolished. Demolition of those buildings will eliminate operating costs and maintenance needs in those facilities.
This project also constructs a 720-stall parking lot adjacent to the new building to serve the parking needs of the new facility and to address a general deficiency of parking at the Hunt/Knowles complex.