University of North Iowa Wellness / Recreation Center
Location: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Architect: RDG Bussard Dikis, Inc.
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Services Provided
Programming // Design Consulting // Operational Planning
Project Highlights
$16.5 Million; 244,000sf; Instructional & Leisure Natatoriums; Multi-Purpose Gymnasia; 2,500sf Movement Studio; 8 Racquetball Courts; Research Laboratories; 35' Climbing Wall; Aerobics/Activity Studios; Offices; Classrooms
Project Description
Wellness and recreation go hand-in-hand at the University of Northern Iowa. A sophisticated addition to the University’s existing Physical Education Center brings the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services together under one roof. The Center provides advanced teaching and research facilities for Motor Behavior, Biostatistics, Biomechanics, Wellness, and Exercise Physiology, as well as an extensive Student Wellness Center and additional practice spaces for varsity athletic teams.

The Sports Management Group served as Programming and Design Consultant for the new facility, which features an expanse of exterior glass providing views into many of the activity spaces. The lively atmosphere of the Center invites visitors into an array of recreational venues, instructional programs, and social spaces. Dedicated November 1998, the award-winning facility’s high visibility on campus attracts a diverse constituency who gather day and night to exercise, learn, and socialize in an atmosphere that encourages well-rounded and informed involvement in recreation and wellness.

Photos generously provided by RDG Bussard Dikis, Inc.