University Recreation Center

UNC Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

UNC Charlotte’s new 148,000-sf University Recreation Center is designed to meet the University’s immediate needs, while providing the flexibility to adapt and expand components as desired in the future. Jenkins•Peer Architects is working with CannonDesign to address program components including:

  • Administrative Offices, Wellness Center, and Consultation Rooms
  • Four-Court and Two-Court Gymnasiums
  • Multi-Activity Court (MAC) Gymnasium
  • Elevated Jogging Track
  • Cardio and Free Weight Training Room
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Leisure Pool
  • Multipurpose Group Fitness Rooms
  • Raquetball Courts
  • Squash Courts
  • Outdoor Resource Center
  • Locker Rooms & Support Spaces
  • Equipment Storage
  • Core & Circulation

The facility’s architecture is consistent with the established architectural style of the surrounding campus. By incorporating more glazing, the design creates the transparency that establishes the building as recreation center and sets it apart from the adjacent academic buildings. Exterior materials remain true to UNC Charlotte’s design standards and include red brick, cast stone, and pre-cast concrete with aluminum windows, designed to maintain the large structure’s human scale.