The new Student Recreation Center expansion/renovation has transformed Texas State’s recreation program and become a favorite place for students, faculty and staff. The style of the building adheres to the new campus master plan which outlines a new direction towards Spanish Colonial architecture. Marmon Mok’s solutions included design of a creative three-story scheme where weights and cardio were on the first level and the gymnasium was constructed above, design of an above-ground pool utilizing bedrock for structural support, and in keeping with the Master Plan, the architects designed a signature architectural tower, adjacent to the new entry, which houses the 54-foot-tall climbing wall. The facility was named “One of the 25 Most Amazing College Recreation Centers” by Best College Review and won a NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facility Awards in 2010.
“The Student Recreation Center has won the National Sports Facility of Merit Award presented by the National Intramural and Recreation Sports Association. It has also won the innovative Architecture & Design Award from Recreation Management. The facility has also been highlighted as Facility of Merit by Athletic Business.”
“The ‘wow!’ factor is often demonstrated as new people enter the lobby for the first time. This was done while keeping us working toward meeting a realistic budget.”
GLENN HANLEY, PH.D.
Director of Campus Recreation Texas State University – San Marcos
Natatorium/Leisure lap pool
Group exercise & fitness