On The Right Track

A cantilevered track lets runners get around Cal State Poly’s new state-of-the-art recreation center.

The Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex (BRIC) keeps California State Polytechnic University, Pomona’s, 24,000 students in shape and on campus. Funded entirely by student fees, the 165,000-sq.-ft recreation complex is the hub of student activity on the primarily commuter campus. It was designed to be a place where student commuters could work, exercise and socialize between classes, reducing vehicular trips to and from the university. BRIC includes an aquatic center and a three-story, Photos: LPA, Inc./Costea Photography 95,000-sq.-ft recreation center incorporating five fitness and multi-purpose studios, three basketball/volleyball courts, a multi-activity court, a one-quarter-mile running track, a 51ft rock-climbing wall, two racquetball courts, administration offices, locker rooms and shower facilities. The dramatic three-story steel structure—which uses 2,200 tons of steel in all—seems to defy gravity even more than the rock climbers inside, featuring several substantial cantilevered floor areas, the longest of which extends nearly 60 ft.

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