Everett Community College – Student Health and Fitness Center
- Stan Jaworoski, Senior Associate, SRG Partnership, Inc.
- Location: Everett, Washington, United States
- Year Completed: 2011
- End Use: Academic
- Architect: SRG Partnership, Inc.
- General Contractor: Panattoni Construction, Inc.- Seattle, WA
- Installer: Allied Steel
- Owner: Everett Community College
The award-winning interior design of the Everett Community College Student Fitness Center uses a Cambridge Architectural mesh system to define and secure space. The space sculpting system separates the weight and equipment rooms from the lobby and main gym, while still giving visitors of the facility a connected experience. Walls and doors are crafted from Cambridge Infinity mesh creating an open, airy aesthetic that perpetuates the movement of sound, motion and air.
The architectural mesh that comprises the walls and doors of the weight room provide safety and security measures by protecting expensive gym equipment, allowing those areas to be closed off during evening events, and other non-traditional operating hours.
The open area of the pattern also permits sufficient airflow, as the design required a natural ventilation scheme to provide air movement from the weight room’s windows through the room, and into the double-high lobby space.
The nature of stainless steel mesh promotes sustainability, and the use of a material with recycled content, which is recyclable itself at the end of its lifecycle. Additionally, the lifecycle of the mesh is virtually eternal. Its indestructible qualities resist denting, scratching, or other abuse and requires little to no maintenance.