A whopping 120,000 square feet, the Student Recreation Center at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) houses two outdoor pools, basketball, volleyball and badminton courts, a comprehensive weight-training and fitness zone, jogging track and a 40-foot rock climbing wall—the tallest offered by any school in the CSU system.

Located on the outer fringe of the CSUN campus, the building soars 58 feet above campus and delineates a new campus edge. The east facade is mostly glass, which creates a "human billboard" that allows pedestrians to see what's taking place inside. The facility has been recognized with design awards from the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association and multiple AIA chapters.

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Project Details

  • Completed in 2011
  • Northridge, CA
  • 120,000 square feet
  • 40-foot rock climbing wall
  • LEED Gold certified
  • NIRSA award winner

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