UC Santa Barbara | Recreation Center
Santa Barbara, CA
Photos: Misha Bruk, R+C
  • 140,000 sf
  • $23 million in two phases
  • 124-foot clear span gymnasium

The 140,000 sf recreation center includes a 124-foot clear span gymnasium with four basketball courts; facilities for volleyball, squash and racquetball; a roller hockey rink; cardiovascular and weight training rooms; classrooms; and locker rooms. The aquatics center includes two outdoor pools. The facility’s expansion added a weight room, a multi-purpose gym, a climbing wall, a pottery studio, a classroom and additional locker facilities. Rutherford + Chekene provided structural engineering services for the original recreation center and for the expansion.