Owner

The William Paterson University

Location

Wayne, New Jersey

Total Area

9,200 sf

Scope

Architecture and Interior Design Services

Coordination of consultants for Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electric, & Fire Protection Engineering, IT/Technology & Security

William Patterson University Fitness Center Exterior View
William Patterson University Fitness Center Exterior View
William Patterson University Fitness Center Interior View
William Patterson University Fitness Center Interior View

The William Paterson University Fitness Center

Program

The University Master Plan and the subsequent Residential Zone Master Plan designated the pavilion as one of the Residential Central Places - a venue that would service all of the residential students as well as other members of the University community.

Overlook North and Overlook South were renovated the summer of 2008. The Counseling, Health, and Wellness Center was relocated to Overlook South as part of this project.

Challenges

The Overlook Residence Halls have a unique characteristic with promoting wellness and active decision-making that encourage healthier choices by students on how to live their lives now and for life-long learning.

The Counseling, Health, and Wellness Center is being relocated to this residential living area. Counseling and Health professionals provide individual opportunity and group work for students learning to cope with stress they face as college students and acquire transferable skills to deal with those later in life. A significant characteristic of this approach is the staff outreach to students at all levels of their development. Utilizing professional staff, student peers, and web-based products, the Center seeks to deliver services and communication at various levels. The Center believes in a holistic approach to healthcare that encourages students to make choices on how they will live their lives.

Consistent with this philosophy, Overlook North and Overlook South will be the area in the residence learning village that houses a cutting edge fitness center that will enable students to maintain a physical level of fitness that they deem necessary for their health maintenance.