Colgate University Trudy Fitness Center
Trudy Fitness Center is Colgate’s first LEED-certified building. Colgate launched a Wellness Initiative in 2004 to encourage the establishment of healthy, purposeful, and balanced lifestyles within the Colgate community. It had become clear that the former fitness center no longer met the demands of an ever-more fitness-oriented campus community. The construction of the new fully accessible fitness center connects to Colgate University’s existing gymnasium, which solved some significant space issues and nearly doubles the space to accommodate equipment and programs. The fitness center’s lower level, built of cast-in-place concrete, is ten feet below grade to reduce energy usage and building footprint. It houses strength-training equipment, full-length mirrors below clerestory windows, stretching areas, stowing cubbies, bathrooms, and a wellness office.
Integral Group was selected by the University to provide design peer review, commissioning and project close-out services. In addition, Integral’s involvement included some design effort to enhance MEP system operation and performance as well as serviceability.