The California Polytechnic State University Recreation Center is the prefect getaway for students on campus. It is the ultimate destination for fitness, recreation and fun. Students can take a group exercise class, play a variety of sports, swim or soak up some sun. The Recreation Center offers students the opportunity to explore, recharge and escape the stress of school.
Renovations to the recreation center started in 2009 and the facility officially opened in January of 2012. It was an expansion of the current facility so they kept a portion of the original facility, while expanding the footprint. The university worked with Cannon Designs because they had good recommendations and had the right philosophy and approach to the design. The main focus of the expansion was more space, which was conveyed by student feedback. They wanted the facility to be a destination, not just a gym. It is a recreation center and a place you want to go, hangout and socialize. With that in mind they incorporated a lot more usable, flexible space.