Why is renovation and expansion of the Student Recreation Center (SRC) necessary?
• The size and design of the existing SRC was intended to accommodate 2,500 people per day. Currently, 4,500-6,500 people per day use the SRC.
• Due to overcrowded conditions and lack of space we are unable to expand PE and Recreation Program offerings.
• Some areas within the SRC are not accessible to those with mobility challenges.
• Large portions of the SRC are inefficient and require increasing financial investment to maintain.
• Many students and staff do not utilize facilities and programs due to frustrating overcrowded conditions.
What are the key highlights of the SRC renovation/expansion project?
• 110,000 square feet of new space
• 40,000 square feet of renovated space
• Expanded fitness space (weights and cardio space will double)
• New group exercise and yoga studios
• An additional 3-court gym (increasing capacity for basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, etc.)
• New aquatics facility, with
- 1 Whirlpool spa (with bubble & jet massage action for relaxation, injury rehabilitation and therapy)
- 12-lane lap pool (used for fitness swimming, water polo, water aerobics, and instructional classes)
- 3 lane recreational pool (warm water used for recreation, water volleyball & basketball, therapy, and instructional classes)
- Outdoor lounge patio off of pool deck
- New and expanded locker rooms with private showers
- Extensive social, study and lounge spaces
What is the total budget for construction of the SRC renovation/expansion project?
How is this project being funded?
Construction will be funded by a new SRC facility fee (paid by students)
How much is the new facility fee for the Student Recreation Center?
When will the fee go into effect?
UO students will begin paying the fee fall term 2013
Will my financial aid budget include the few facility fee?
Yes, student financial aid packages are based on a cost of attendance budget that includes all university tuition and fees, including the proposed SRC Facility Fee.
What is the timeline for the renovation/expansion project?
Schematic design fall 2011 – spring 2012 – Completed!
Complete document design – winter 2013 – summer 2013
Construction – summer 2013 – fall 2014
Grand Opening – January 2015*
When would the renovated/expanded SRC open?
Why are fees being collected before the project is completed?
The project will incur substantial architect and consultant design fees. Revenue from the fee is necessary to pay for project design expenses. However, collection of the facility fee does not begin until fall 2013 which is after construction begins.
Will the Student Recreation Center be open during construction?
Yes. The SRC will develop a phased construction plan with limited loss to critical services and programs during the construction process. Some programs and services may be moved to temporary locations.
What sustainability efforts are being considered in the SRC project?
The project will strive to be a state-of-the-art model for sustainable design that will substantially reduce the footprint of the existing dated facilities. Planned sustainability enhancements include:
• Thermal pool blankets for pools for energy conservation when closed
• Conversion of old pool into a cistern for roof water collection (to flush toilets)
• Natural ventilation
• Electricity generation from exercise machines
Are students involved in the planning/design process?
• Student representatives served on the Project User Group for the Student Recreation Center. Project user groups were constituent based representative groups designed to work with architects and building users to make design decisions.
• Student representatives served on 10 different Subject Area Committees, working with the architects on designing specific areas (aquatics facility, fitness space, gymnasiums, multipurpose spaces, accessibility, etc).
• The ASUO appointed a Steering Committee comprised of students to work directly with the design team.
• The SRC Student Advisory Board met with members of the design team on a regular basis to provide suggestions and feedback.
• A variety of public town hall presentations, design displays, and targeted outreach were scheduled during the schematic and design stages of the process.
Where can I find more information about the SRC Renovation/Expansion Project?
The Campus Planning and Real Estate department has information about the project on their website: http://pages.uoregon.edu/eeng/srcugreview.html
In addition, a short video of the new facility will be available on the PE & Rec website.
Who can I contact if I have questions about the SRC Renovation/Expansion Project?
Kevin Marbury, Director
Physical Education and Recreation
Bryan Haunert, Associate Director
Physical Education and Recreation
Gregg Lobisser, Assistant Vice President for Capital Projects
Division of Student Affairs
Charlene Lindsay, Project Manager
Campus Planning and Real Estate