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4 May 2015

HOK Receives Three Outstanding Sports Facility Awards at NIRSA Conference

Auburn Recreation and Wellness

HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice won three awards at the 2015 National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) conference.

The three projects recognized were Auburn University Recreation & Wellness Center, Arizona State University Sun Devil Fitness Complex on the West Campus and the Arizona State University Sun Devil Fitness Complex on the Polytechnic Campus.

“We are proud to work with clients like Auburn University and Arizona State University that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to nurturing a healthy, active lifestyle for their students,” said James Braam, a director in the firm’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice. “Each of these projects reflects the unique qualities of the campus it serves and the power that design has in attracting users to engage with wellness in new and exciting ways.”

Auburn University Rec and Wellness Entry Auburn University Recreation & Wellness Center

Auburn University’s Recreation & Wellness Center has been cited in national publications, such as The New York Times, Men’s Health and Fast Company for the innovative 1/3 mile, “corkscrew” track that winds throughout the space. Students were engaged throughout the highly interactive design process to develop programming tailored to the campus.

Arizona State University West Campus Sun Devil Fitness ComplexArizona State University West Campus Sun Devil Fitness Complex

Designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, the ASU Sun Devil Fitness Centers on the Polytechnic and West campuses reinforce the university’s commitment to sustainability while creating an open, welcoming atmosphere for users of all fitness levels. Both projects were designed in association with local architectural firm, Architekton.

Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus Sun Devil Fitness Complex Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus Sun Devil Fitness Complex

NIRSA is a leading organization in higher education and an advocate for the advancement of recreation, sport and wellness.

“NIRSA provides an exceptional service to students, universities and recreation professionals by elevating awareness of the value and benefits that recreation facilities provide on college campuses. It is an honor to have their organization recognize our clients and projects.”