WSSU DJR STUDENT ACTIVITIES CENTER > HIGHER EDUCATION
Architect — Woolpert
PROJECT DELIVERY —
- The Donald Julian Reaves (DJR) Student Activities Center is an ultra-modern 96,000 SF building that houses fitness facilities, a food court, a game room, meeting spaces/lounges for students at Winston-Salem State University.
- The first floor contains the food court, a two-court gymnasium and weight room. The second floor, known as the “living room of the campus”, hosts a student lounge space with fireplace and game room. The third level features an indoor waterfall, lounge for commuting/non-traditional students, indoor jogging track and two group fitness rooms.
- With a 70-foot fall, the center is built into the side of a hill. The slope of the hill required that the foundation be constructed in a systematic and meticulous process. The lower level of the facility utilizes 20-foot high heavy concrete walls which were put in place using a counterfeit foundation design, tied back into the hill, and were then back-filled and braced while the next section was installed.
CPN Star Award
Learning by Design Outstanding Project Award
This was a very complex project with a tight schedule, complex site issues and a surrounding environment that could not be disrupted by the construction process. The Samet team did an incredible job constructing this building with these parameters.