Aims Fitness Facility

CompanyVaught Frye Larson Architects
ClientChris Aronson
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

The word “beautiful” seldom came to mind when describing the Aims Recreation Center in Greeley. That is, until a recent renovation project transformed the tired, 1970s gym facility into a state-of-the-art, glass-walled facility worthy of the surrounding mountain vistas. The remodeled Aims Physical Education and Recreation Center began as a water mitigation study but grew into a full remodel. The renovation maintained the existing bones of the basketball section of the building – reconfiguring about 18,000 square feet of interior space – while adding another 28,000 square feet of new construction. Fitness, flexibility, and state of the art technology remained the prime focus through the design process. The future- proofed design allows the interior space to be reconfigured as fitness trends and exercise technology evolve – all while still maintaining the community college’s vision of a well-lit, safe, welcoming facility.