University of South Dakota - Wellness Center

Vermillion, SD

Services provided on this project:

  • Architecture,
  • Interior Design,
  • Landscape Architecture,
  • Lighting Design

Architecture Overview:

The site of this project was specifically chosen to make a strong statement toward the main entrance drive while relating to both the main campus and a new student housing development to the west. The building form and massing were derived from capturing views and natural light to the north and enclosing a 38' high climbing wall, a feature of the main entrance. A folded plate roof form serves to join many diverse components. Green strategies such as storm water design, low flow water fixtures, sustainably harvested wood products, and daylighting all contribute the project's LEED Silver certification.

Interior Design Overview:

Landscape Architecture Overview:

Lighting Design Overview:

  • CLIENT: The University of South Dakota
  • COMPLETE: January 2011
  • SIZE:
    56,932 Sq. Ft. of New Construction
  • AWARDS:
    • Recreation Management Magazine - Innovative Achitecture & Design Award - 2012
    • National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) - Outstanding Sports Facility Award - 2013
  • SUSTAINABLE: Certified LEED for New Construction v3.0 - Silver
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