Texas State University Student Recreation Center Expansion

Texas State University Student Recreation Center Expansion
"The new Student Recreation Center will be the vibrant hub of social activity and the defining building for this part of the campus."
Staff Vision Statement
"I really appreciate your insights with our programming and design and you participation in our design retreat. I know our entire staff got a lot out of that experience."
- Dr. Glenn Hanley,
Director of Campus Recreational Services Texas State University

The students of Texas State University passed a fee increase referendum in the spring of 2005 to fund their project with a 90% “Yes” vote. Soon after, the University selected the team of SportsPLAN Studio and Marmon Mok Architects to design the renovation/ expansion. The project is the first to incorporate the Spanish style of architecture mandated for all new buildings on the beautiful San Marcos campus.

Construction began in the summer of 2007 to renovate the Student Recreation Center and to add 94,000 square feet of new play space. Two new gymnasia will add four new basketball courts and are both designed with dasher boards for indoor soccer. Inside the iconic tower will be one of the tallest climbing walls and the largest bouldering area in the state of Texas. Parts of the addition opened in fall 2008. The project was completed in 2009.


Feasibility Study
Master Planning
Design Consulting
Equipment Specifications
Operational Planning

Program Features

94,000 SF Addition
Two Recreational Gymnasia
Five Group Exercise Studios
Two Recreational Pools
1,800 SF Rock-Climbing Structure
17,600 SF Fitness Center
Indoor Golf Simulator
New Locker Rooms
New Entrance and Service Center
Casual Activities Lounge and Snack Bar
Computer Lab
Fitness Assessment Lab
Expanded Staff Office Suite
Project Architect: Joel Leider
Architect of Record: Marmon Mok
Project Cost: $31.1 million
Owner Reference: Glenn Hanley
Completion Date: Fall 2009
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