Knowles access map during construction, JULY 2015

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Falcon Center Benefits

Proposed Improvement Benefit

Limited access to recreational space 2 - 7pm 

7 new recreational spaces available

6 spaces will be open from 2 - 7pm

Students & faculty/staff have more options during desired workout time of 2 - 7pm

Inadequate fitness center

New 15,000 sq. ft. fitness center

State-of-the-art facility and equipment with increased hours

Greater fitness/wellness opportunities for the campus community

Limited  and inadequate space for fitness/wellness activities

3 new multipurpose rooms

Appropriate flooring sound and lighting conducive to fitness/wellness activities

Expanded fitness/wellness activities

Subpar NCAA competition venues

New performance gymnasium and renovated ice arena

Larger competitive gym and new ice arena seating

Improved player and spectator amenities

Outdated classrooms and learning space

3 new classrooms, 1 active learning classroom and 1 state-of-the-art exercise physiology lab

Better suited environment and technology for learning

Higher quality education experience

Inadequate outdoor adventure center spaces and location

New climbing and rental center

State-of-the-art climbing wall and increased rental center space

Expanded offerings and increased exposure for outdoor adventures programs

Outdated and shared locker room facilities

New dedicated locker rooms for students, faculty/staff and athletic teams

Increase in private and secure locker rooms with modern amenities

Increased convenience for all users

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Project Description

This project constructs a new 162,300 GSF building for the Health and Human Performance 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. Upon completion of the Falcon Center, the 67,150 GSF Karges Physical Education Center and the 20,484 GSF Emogene Nelson Building (now occupied by HHP) will be demolished.

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Falcon Center Rendering of exterior

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