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Exercise Science Center


Project Delivery Method:  Design-Build

Project Budget:  $14.3 million

Construction Duration:  2014-2016

Funding Source: Proposition S


The Exercise Science Center (formerly the Fitness Center) is 27,200 square foot, two-story structure is occupied by the School of Exercise Science, Health Education, Dance and Athletics. Program elements include an aerobics studio, weight training room, spinning room, free weight training lab, athletic training room, a 'wet lab' with whirlpools and icing stations to treat injuries, cardio fitness training lab, and an office suite. The project was awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification in August 2017.


Sustainable Features:


  • ​Well insulated building envelope (roof and walls) with an effective mechanical systems that collectively is 26% more energy efficient than California's Energy standard.
  • Maximizes the use of natural light within all exercise and office spaces.
  • High performance glass that filters UV and solar heat gain while maintaining clear view to the exterior.​


  • Potable water use for irrigation of trees and landscape has been reduced by 82%.
  • Building use of potable water has been reduced by 37%, through water efficient plumbing fixtures and sensor controls.


  • D​uring construction over 75% of the waste was recycled and divert from a landfill.
  • Maximized the use of sustainable sourced materials including recycled content, FSC wood and regionally sourced materials

Indoor environment

  • ​​Thermally comfortable with filter outdoor air delivery to all spaces.
  • ​An ambient environment with ample natural light and expansive view of campus, athletic fields and southern canyon.​

Project Team

  • Design-Build Team: Balfour Beatty Construction and gkkworks
  • Civil Engineer: Nasland Engineering
  • Electrical Engineer: Michael Wall Engineering/Gould
  • Mechanical Engineer: Southland Industries
  • Structural Engineer: KPFF
  • Landscape Architect: McCullough Landscape Architecture
  • Propositions S & N Program Manager: Gafcon, Inc.
  • Campus Project Manager: Jim Bray, Gafcon, Inc.
  • Project Managers: Amanda Alpiner and Brian Browning, Gafcon, Inc.
  • Furniture, Fixture & Equipment (FF&E) Project Manager: Eloisa Raymundo, Gafcon, Inc.​