The Campus Recreation Center at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, is designed to serve as a vibrant activity hub for the UAB campus community. The facility is also the cornerstone of a future campus green, complementing the urban university’s commitment to becoming a more traditional, residential campus. The center allows existing programs to grow, while allowing for creation of aquatics, wellness and informal recreation offerings.
Upon entering the center, sightlines allow views into virtually every activity space. The facility boasts 18,000 square feet dedicated to weight training and cardio fitness; a four-court, wood-floor gymnasium; a separate synthetic-floor gymnasium; five racquetball courts (with one convertible to squash); four fitness studios; and an aquatics center with both leisure and lap components. Other amenities include a game room, a child-care area, a juice bar and a wellness suite.
A defining architectural feature of the building is an indoor jogging track that passes through every major activity space. Bomanite Licensee Jeffco Concrete Contractors worked with the architects design to install 12,000 square feet of custom colored Bomanite Micro-Top for the flooring surfaces throughout the Recreation Center. This high-end unique modern day design resulted in Jeffco Concrete winning the 2005 Best Micro-Top Project Gold Award.