University of Portland’s Beauchamp Recreation & Wellness Center Named Athletic Business Facility of Merit
The University of Portland’s Beauchamp Recreation & Wellness Center, designed by HOK and Soderstrom Architects, has been named by Athletic Business as a 2016 Facility of Merit. The annual awards program honors the top sports and recreation facilities.
“Designed to be a ‘game-changer’ for the University of Portland campus community, the Beauchamp Center drew responses such as ‘stunning,’ ‘beautiful,’ ‘thoughtful’ and ‘sophisticated’ from judges.
The building’s generous use of glazing reveals major activity spaces, arranged as fitness neighborhoods to make the center feel more intimate and approachable. Materials selection reflects the existing campus context, while helping establish the building’s own identity as the new heart of campus.
Said one judge, ‘This project is beautifully and consistently detailed on both the exterior and the interior.’”