The Student Recreation Center at Texas A&M University Kingsville is enhancing student life through expanded recreation, wellness and social programs. The design organizes the activity spaces around the public entrance rotunda – cardio, weight room, gymnasium, track and group exercise. A Spanish colonial design incorporates natural light to all areas of activity and visually ties the building to the rest of the campus. Project challenges included a tight budget, climate concerns, and an extended design schedule due to fundraising. Marmon Mok’s solutions to the above mentioned challenges included designing a multi-functional gymnasium space to allow for more activities with fewer rooms, using fewer HVAC units with higher efficiency and highly reflective roof materials with improved insulation, and examining multiple plan and exterior material options, which resulted in a design that was compatible with the campus image while also reducing the cost of material.
“I have worked with a number of firms during my 20+ year career, and I can say without hesitation that Marmon Mok is one of the best in the nation.
Our Student Recreation Center is now a centerpiece on our campus and one of our favorite facilities on our campus tour! …Students, faculty, and staff who use the facility regularly love the modern yet practical designs and feel that they are motivated to exercise more frequently because the space is so beautiful and energizing!”
TERISA C. REMELIUS, PH.D.
Vice President of Student Affairs Texas A&M University – Kingsville
Integration with campus architecture
Group exercise rooms