BL Harbert International completed the 152,000-square-foot, recreation center on the campus of UAB. The project consisted of five basketball courts, five racquetball courts, aerobic, fitness room, weight training rooms, swimming pool and climbing wall.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Campus Recreation Center is a multi-purpose facility designed to house activities–both educational and physical–for the promotion of health and fitness.
This dynamic brick-and-glass building also houses administrative offices, with conferencing and seminar spaces for wellness classes. The interior spaces are tied together with an oval-shaped, one-eighth mile track which slices through the lobby, basketball and soccer courts-and even exits the building through a glass tunnel suspended three floors above the ground, then re-enters with dramatic views to the fifty-foot-high climbing wall. A storage area houses equipment that students can check-out for outdoor field trips and canoeing.