UNC Charlotte’s New University Recreation Center moves into construction

June 22, 2017

Construction begins in July 2017 on UNC Charlotte’s new University Recreation Center.  The 148,000-sf facility 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
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Squash Courts
  • Outdoor Resource Center
  • Locker Rooms & Support Spaces
  • Equipment Storage
  • Core & Circulation

The facility’s architecture is consistent with the established style of the surrounding campus. By incorporating more glazing, the design’s transparency  establishes the building as a recreation center and sets it apart from the adjacent academic buildings. The Rec Center is  scheduled to open in Summer 2019.