Green recreation/wellness center targets physical, environmental health
A 151,000-sf recreation and wellness center opened this month on California State University’s Sacramento campus. The WELL (for “wellness, education, leisure, lifestyle”) has a fitness center, café, indoor track, gymnasium, racquetball courts, educational and counseling space, the largest rock climbing wall in the CSU system, and a student health center with x-ray, optometry, and pharmacy services. Designed by Hornberger + Worstell and AECOM/Ellerbe Becket, with McCarthy as GC/CM at risk, the facility is targeting LEED Gold. Tony Moayed Construction Services, Sacramento, provided program management and planning, preconstruction management, and inspection services and served as CM of record. Sustainable features include daylighting, a high-efficiency HVAC system, reduced light pollution, low-VOC products, and access to alternative transportation facilities, including a nearby light-rail station and bike storage.