Zyscovich Architects

EnglishEspañol

We make people places.

USMC Wallace Creek Fitness Center

Camp Lejeune, NC

Zyscovich, as a Design-Build partner, provided the design for construction of the Wallace Creek Regimental Fitness Center at the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune for the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department. Designed for LEED Platinum certification, the facility was constructed as a FEMA destructive weather shelter for extreme wind events and includes an indoor swimming pool, an indoor running track, a gymnasium with basketball/volleyball courts and spectator seating, racquetball courts, a unit physical training/group exercise room, an aerobic/exercise area, a cardiovascular training area and a weight training/body development area. Space is also provided for an equipment storage/gear issue area, an administration area including private staff offices, a fitness assessment room, a laundry facility, a vending area, and separate men, women and family locker areas with showers, toilets and saunas.

Within the new state-of-the-art physical fitness center’s compact 103,484 SF footprint, the program areas are organized around a primary community gathering area located just past the main entry. This connectedness of space achieves transparency, which creates a sense of movement and vitality, in turn enhancing the delivery of the fitness regimen by increasing clarity and intuitiveness for interacting with all of the facility’s functions. Several rooftop clerestory windows distribute an impressive amount of daylight throughout the large volume spaces, such as the gymnasium, natatorium, and fitness area. Additionally, this internal openness eases surveillance and supervision and helps connect the interior activity spaces to the exterior environment.

The fitness center makes a handsome contribution to the architectural quality of Camp Lejeune as a signature building, while fulfilling its mission of maintaining combat-ready units for expeditionary deployment. Located at the northern boundary of Hadnot Point, the facility was designed using traditional elements of Georgian style in keeping with local tradition and the Base Exterior Architecture Plan (BEAP). Through use of traditional architectural elements, such as brick, a rusticated base, and a metal roof, the new physical fitness center blends with existing Camp Lejeune buildings while providing a visually prominent civic presence along Birch Street. The pattern of streetscape, landscape and architecture of the adjacent development, the Wallace Creek Regimental Complex, was extended into the site to harmonize and integrate the new fitness center with the larger environment. Visitors are received by a welcoming plaza walkway with a stately Georgian style architectural expression reminiscent of the original Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital building. The facility incorporated AT/FP design as well as Low Impact Development Design (LIDD).

Sustainability: Targeting LEED Platinum

Services: Master Planning, Programming, Architecture, Interior Design, AT/FP Design, LEED Design, Coordination & Certification, Permitting & Bidding, Construction Administration

Zyscovich, as a Design-Build partner, provided the design for construction of the Wallace Creek Regimental Fitness Center at the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune for the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department. Designed for LEED Platinum certification, the facility was constructed as a FEMA destructive weather shelter for extreme wind events and includes an indoor swimming pool, an indoor running track, a gymnasium with basketball/volleyball courts and spectator seating, racquetball courts, a unit physical training/group exercise room, an aerobic/exercise area, a cardiovascular training area and a weight training/body development area. Space is also provided for an equipment storage/gear issue area, an administration area including private staff offices, a fitness assessment room, a laundry facility, a vending area, and separate men, women and family locker areas with showers, toilets and saunas.

Within the new state-of-the-art physical fitness center’s compact 103,484 SF footprint, the program areas are organized around a primary community gathering area located just past the main entry. This connectedness of space achieves transparency, which creates a sense of movement and vitality, in turn enhancing the delivery of the fitness regimen by increasing clarity and intuitiveness for interacting with all of the facility’s functions. Several rooftop clerestory windows distribute an impressive amount of daylight throughout the large volume spaces, such as the gymnasium, natatorium, and fitness area. Additionally, this internal openness eases surveillance and supervision and helps connect the interior activity spaces to the exterior environment.

The fitness center makes a handsome contribution to the architectural quality of Camp Lejeune as a signature building, while fulfilling its mission of maintaining combat-ready units for expeditionary deployment. Located at the northern boundary of Hadnot Point, the facility was designed using traditional elements of Georgian style in keeping with local tradition and the Base Exterior Architecture Plan (BEAP). Through use of traditional architectural elements, such as brick, a rusticated base, and a metal roof, the new physical fitness center blends with existing Camp Lejeune buildings while providing a visually prominent civic presence along Birch Street. The pattern of streetscape, landscape and architecture of the adjacent development, the Wallace Creek Regimental Complex, was extended into the site to harmonize and integrate the new fitness center with the larger environment. Visitors are received by a welcoming plaza walkway with a stately Georgian style architectural expression reminiscent of the original Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital building. The facility incorporated AT/FP design as well as Low Impact Development Design (LIDD).

Sustainability: Targeting LEED Platinum

Services: Master Planning, Programming, Architecture, Interior Design, AT/FP Design, LEED Design, Coordination & Certification, Permitting & Bidding, Construction Administration