SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY, CEDAR CITY, UTAH
Southern Utah University’s Physical Education Building is both an educational and a recreational facility. To reduce the impact of a massive 130,000-square-foot building, its functions are separated into individual components connected by a circulation space.
The building is comprised of two large spaces: a natatorium and a triple gymnasium. The natatorium has a 50-meter indoor swimming pool with spring board diving and adjustable bulkhead. The triple gymnasium features a suspended running track. These two masses are oriented perpendicular to each other to give them individual expression, with similar curved roof forms to maintain continuity. Placed between these primary spaces are the locker rooms. Above the locker rooms is the main mechanical room, and adjacent to the locker rooms are the racquetball courts.
Client State of Utah, Southern Utah UniversitySize 130,000 sf