When Schoolcraft College evaluated new ways to bring value to their institution they focused on their old auxiliary gym. They knew a high-tech fitness center would add to their academic health & wellness curriculum plus they wanted to create a venue that would attract a diverse audience: faculty, students, and the community at large. It was also important that the building be environmentally friendly.
The IDS team worked closely with the College’s Facilities and Technology departments to design and build, in four short months, a vibrant state-of-the art facility that serves all—young and old. The 11,855-square-foot renovation was completed in January 2012 and includes a day-lighting control system, “smart” benches and a yellow brick road!
The Schoolcraft College Fitness Center is a project of contrasts. Exercise equipment today is technologically advanced, demanding more software, cabling and connections, while creating a sustainable environment demanding less energy consumption.