RDG Project Wins New Jersey Design Award
The Montclair State University Student Recreation Center was recently awarded a 2008 Excellence in Design Award by the New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association (NJRPA). The Student Recreation Center, designed by the Sports Studio at RDG Planning & Design, was submitted for consideration by Romayne Eaker-Kelly, Director of the Department of Campus Recreation at Montclair State University.
The NJRPA Awards Program recognizes the State’s outstanding Recreation and Parks projects plus honors dedicated leaders, professionals, employees, and volunteers. The goal of the Awards Program is to focus State attention on the achievements of Park and Recreation agencies, exemplary facilities, as well as recognize the continuing efforts of staff, volunteers, and member agencies. The Excellence in Design program divides facilities into four population categories and awards one facility in each population class. The Recreation Center received an award as a Special Unique Project due to the large and diverse population that it serves as a regional University facility. Ms. Eaker-Kelly also noted that the facility is the first college or university project to receive an NJRPA award.
Student Recreation Center: Designed by RDG, the Montclair State University Recreation Center encloses 78,000 square feet of space dedicated to the pursuit of health and fitness for the expanding MSU student population. This new Recreation Center is part of MSU’s strategic plan which identified student health and recreation as an essential component of the anticipated growth in the scope and quality of the University’s programs. The facility offers recreational multipurpose court space, elevated jogging/walking track, racquetball courts, a natatorium, 10,000 SF of dedicated fitness space, multi-purpose activity spaces, juice bar, and a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline seen from the second floor workout areas and track.
For information on the facility visit: http://www.montclair.edu/campusrec/