Originally 18,051 square feet, Aims Community College’s dated recreation center underwent an extensive renovation and expansion. Roche Constructors demolished the entire south wing of the building and portions of the existing north wing as well as removed the existing gymnasium floor. A new two-story south wing was constructed, the north wing was rebuilt into a two-story structure, and additions were added to the east and west faces of the gymnasium. The existing gymnasium received a new recessed slab to accommodate the new wood flooring.Education, Recreation
The newly-expanded building is now 60,657 square feet and features an elevated indoor track, aerobic/martial arts room, two racquetball courts, cardio room, spinning room, free weight room, classrooms, and offices.
The exterior features brick veneer, storefront windows with views of the mountains to the west, and stucco finishes. The front of the building features a two-story curtain wall that highlights the elevated running track and revitalized entrance. The second-floor cardio room overlooks the free weight area and the running track is open to the first-floor lounge/vestibule. The existing gymnasium was opened on the second floor to allow runners to see down into the gymnasium.
The site work portion of the project included reworking the existing utility lines, demolishing and reconfiguring the parking lot, installing concrete site walls, revamping the landscaping and irrigation, and installing colored concrete sidewalks to connect the recreation center to the campus promenade.