Client University of Nebraska Medical Center

UNMC Center for Healthy Living Expansion and Renovation

Omaha, Nebraska

As the latest project in a relationship that has spanned over 60 years, the University of Nebraska Medical Center retained LEO A DALY to plan and program the expansion and renovation of its student recreation facility, part of the Student Life Center.

The 6,525-square-foot addition to the Center for Healthy Living relocated the entry from the secluded south side, providing a north-facing, wall-to-wall glass façade on the busy Ruth and Bill Scott Student Plaza. Fitness is on display, with contemporary cardio equipment looking out onto the student plaza. At night, the space glows from within, acting as a living billboard for wellness.

The second piece of the project was the renovation of 11,845 SF on two floors. The renovation and addition provide larger strength and fitness machine areas; additional dedicated group fitness activity areas; permanent areas for stretching and table tennis; larger locker rooms with private changing areas and showers; and a new synthetic gym floor designed for user comfort and safety.

The Center opened in October 2016.

At a glance

6,525-SF addition

11,845-SF renovation

Features

Larger strength and fitness machine areas

Additional dedicated group fitness areas

Permanent areas for stretching and table tennis

Larger locker rooms with private changing areas and showers

Synthetic gym floor designed for user comfort and safety

Services

Programming

Architectural Design

Schematic Design

Design Development

Engineering

Contract Documents

Contract Administration

"Thanks for all of the work you did to transform the Center for Healthy Living into a magnificent space! Our members are extremely excited about their new workout digs!"