Marmon Mok designed a student recreation center on the campus of Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. Marmon Mok’s role included providing design services as well as programming services for the newly established recreation department and building. The university saw an opportunity to renovate an existing health and physical education building, the Gibson Building, which had become underutilized and outdated. The client’s goals were to integrate the new recreation component into the existing athletic building and to integrate seamlessly with the existing recent architecture of the campus in a way that was economical, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. The 2-story plus basement project is approximately 124,000 SF of new and existing construction and will serve approximately 3,400 students and faculty. The new features include a leisure pool, competition gymnasium, locker rooms, cardio/weights room, running track at the second level, group exercise rooms, administration offices, classroom space for cooking demonstrations, outdoor leisure porch, an outdoor basketball court, and a new medical and wellness center with clinic spaces. The program also called for renovation of existing gymnasiums with improved lighting and playing surfaces and renovation of an existing lap pool.
Indoor running track renovation
Leisure pool/Lap pool
Basketball courts/Competition Gym