University of Portland Beauchamp Recreation and Wellness Center

Exterior daylight view of the University of Portland's two-story Beauchamp Recreation and Wellness Center with a climbing wall and exercise equipment inside and boulder-shaped benches, landscaping, and a parking lot outside

Team

Architect

HOK, w/Soderstrom Architects

Contractor

Skanska USA

Stats

PROJECT TYPE

Sports

COMPLETION

2016

PROJECT SIZE

63,000 ft²

MKA ROLE

Structural & Civil Engineer

Portland, OR

University of Portland Beauchamp Recreation and Wellness Center

This two-story recreation and wellness center includes two gymnasiums, a suspended running track, climbing wall, weight and cardio rooms, outdoor recreation space, locker rooms, and student wellness and university offices. The facility’s steel structure is architecturally exposed and incorporates buckling restrained braces to improve overall seismic performance and reduce foundation and lateral system costs. MKA's civil design achieved net zero for stormwater discharge for the site by utilizing low-impact development techniques such as bioretention planters, a permeable paving surface parking lot, and three dry wells to infiltrate all remaining site stormwater. The design also included the extension of the campus water well system and in-building greywater reuse to save against escalating water and sewer charges.
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Exterior twilight view of the University of Portland's two-story Beauchamp Recreation and Wellness Center illuminated from within to reveal a climbing wall and exercise equipment inside and boulder-shaped benches, landscaping, and a parking lot outside
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