Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) Recreation & Wellness Center

Recreation & Wellness Center - Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY


  • Assignment: General Contractor
  • Architect: Murphy Group Architects
  • Mechanical Engineer: CMTA
  • Structural Engineer: Brown + Kubican Engineers
  • Civil Engineer: Element Designs


This 130,093 sf facility includes a multi-activity court gymnasium, weight and fitness areas, a two-story rock climbing wall and bouldering area, four-lane lap and recreation pool with zero-depth entry, vortex and spa, fitness testing lab, administrative space, game room/golf simulator, and a recreation equipment checkout area.




  • Situated in the heart of an active campus, extensive coordination and planning with the University ensured that the safety of students, staff and visitors was always the main focus.
  • Sustainability was a top priority on this project with a focus on natural daylight, water conservation measures and energy efficient building systems.

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