Completed in 2011, this fast-track project consisted of the construction of a $22-million, 101,000-square-feet Wellness and Recreation Center on the West Campus of Georgia College and State University.

Designed by architects Menefee+Winer to offer students access to expanded wellness and recreational services, the center provides much needed space for Student Health Services and the Counseling Center — all under one roof. The center was certified “Silver” by LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) utilizing “green” principles, the first building on campus to attain this ranking.

The facility features an aquatic center with a competitive-size indoor pool, basketball and volleyball courts, climbing wall and class rooms for Yoga, Tai Chi, aerobics and Pilates. The facility was constructed by Garbutt Christman Construction.

GEC provided all construction services testing for the project, including soil, concrete, masonry, structural steel and asphalt testing, as well as stormwater management.