USC Recreational Area Design
This multi-phased project, completed in 2007, provides students, faculty and staff of the University with outdoor recreational space and amenities adjacent to the new Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center, as well as USC's Blatt P.E. Center. The field space at Wellness completes the University's masterplanned goal of linking the complex to the expanding Greek Village with up to three soccer/football/lacrosse fields, and an NCAA regulation soccer layout possible at the eastern end. The Blatt fields were reconfigured to accommodate soccer, football and softball, along with the addition of new access stairs, bleachers, student gathering spaces and hardscaped paths and decks providing access to the adjacent Rocky Branch Creek. A 1,500 sf support building provides restroom, vending, storage and staff meeting space and the Wellness site.
Phase Three of the recreational design effort will focus on USC’s presence on the Columbia Riverfront. Offering promise of increased access for water and outdoor recreational activities, the multi-function facility will also include a state-of-the art conference and retreat complex. Also linked to the Three Rivers Greenway, access to the facility will include bike and jogging trails directly linked to the main campus and city at large. The new campus will also promote diverse activities by including team-building activities such as a rope course and field sport areas.
Project Team Members