Feb. 3, is the Student Recreation Center, part of the $17.6 million
West Complex adjacent to and architecturally compatible with the
Save Mart Center. The complex was funded with student fees and
square-foot, two-story building houses a 13,000 square-foot fitness
center (with cardio equipment and free weights), a jogging and
running track, two aerobic and dance studios, two racquetball
courts, four full-size courts for basketball, volleyball and
badminton, plus locker rooms and showers.
academic-related components are part of the complex:
Opening with the recreation center
will be the Leon and Pete Peters Educational Center, a
300-seat state-of-the-art tiered auditorium with classrooms to
host public programs, workshops and conferences. The center was
made possible by a gift from the Leon S. Peters and Pete P.
Peters Foundation and will begin hosting events in April.
Scheduled to open at the end of March is the permanent home
of the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
established in 2001 with a gift from William Lyles.
See a collection of
"sneak peek" photos, including a dramatic panorama of the central
atrium of the building.