California State University, Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

Student Recreation and Wellness Center Preliminary Assessment, Detailed Feasibility Study, and Referendum Assistance

California State University, Long Beach recognized that it was one of very few CSU schools without a dedicated recreation center and in 2004 it retained B&D’s services to conduct a detailed analysis of the students’ recreation needs.  Our scope of work included a market analysis of peer institutions, focus groups, an off-campus health club analysis, surveys to assess demand, an activities program to meet those demands, and a test of student support for both the facility and the fee needed to fund it.  In February 2007, with 75% support, the students overwhelmingly passed a referendum in favor of the new Student Recreation and Wellness Center.  The 126,500 SF, $61 million facility opened in August 2010 with a weight and fitness area, basketball courts, multi-purpose rooms, racquetball courts, an indoor jogging track, a student lounge, offices, and a juice bar.  The following year, the project received an Innovative Architecture & Design Award from Recreation Management magazine and achieved LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.


Recreation Centers 101: A Primer for Union DirectorsPresented by Bart Hall, David Body, and Dave Edwards at the 2008 ACUI Conference.

In the News 

New CSULB Fitness Center a HitFor Cal State Long Beach student Timothy Park, cancelling his private gym membership was a no-brainer. Park, newly transferred to CSULB this semester, instead works out at the campus' new, $61 million Student Recreation and Wellness Center, which he brags about to his friends at other schools.


$70 Million Cal State Long Beach Fitness Center OpensCal State Long Beach's new fitness center opened its doors on Monday, and it didn't take long for reviews to come streaming in.


Students Raise Campus Rec CenterCal State Long Beach on Friday broke ground on its student recreation and wellness center, a project university officials said would transform campus life and improve student health.


Juggling the Costs of Campus 'Amenities' When Students Help Decide What to SpendAdministrators at the University of California at San Diego have known since the late 1990s that the Price Center, the campus's primary student union, needed to be renovated and expanded.


Student Survey Says Yes to Recreation CenterThe Senate Chamber brimmed at the doorways as students and Associated Students, Inc. members gathered Wednesday to hear the Brailsford and Dunlavey company present the results of the Recreation Needs Assessment survey conducted by students last month.