University of Texas at Arlington Maverick Activities Center
An existing recreation center has been transformed into a 180,000-square-foot state-of-the-art recreation and fitness facility through the addition of new spaces and the renovation of entrances, corridors, locker rooms, basketball courts and racquetball courts. A new weight and fitness area, 1/7 mile indoor fitness track, two basketball courts and outdoor courts were added to enhance the center. Student social areas, training and office spaces to accommodate the needs of the campus recreation program were also included.
Campus leaders desired a facility that would serve as a focus for campus life, and the completed renovation, and expansion of the activity center has redefined fitness to include interactive space for physical and emotional health. Designed in association with Hughes Group Architects, the renovations and addition will accommodate a future phase that will include an indoor aquatic facility to replace the existing outdoor aquatic facility and the existing Physical Education Building.
“Reimagined Introvert.” Texas Architect, May-June 2008
NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facility
Athletic Business Facility of Merit Award for Renovations and Expansions
The University of Texas System. Outstanding HUB Participation Award