WSSU DJR STUDENT ACTIVITIES CENTER   >   HIGHER EDUCATION

Architect  Woolpert

Winston-Salem, NC

SIZE —

95,780 SF

PROJECT DELIVERY —

CM@RISK

  • 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.

    LEED Gold

    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.

    Mark S. Rickher

    PE, PRINCIPAL