|Location||•||Long Beach, California|
|Owner||•||Long Beach Community College District|
|Architect||•||Westberg White Architecture|
|Size||•||36,000 sq. ft.|
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The modernized Long Beach City College Kinesiology Lab and Aquatic center takes over an outdated and undersized facility. Westberg White Architecture led the design team, which came to a total of $52 million. This major redesign encompasses multiple 1 to 2-story buildings totaling 36,000 SF. These buildings contain athletic and aquatic facilities, a locker room, a multi-purpose room, pool equipment, restrooms, storage, and offices, as well as a 65-meter swimming pool.
Structural systems include the use of special reinforced CMU shear walls as well as steel special moment frames as the lateral system. Roof framing consists of composite and bare metal deck over steel wide flange beams or trusses spanning to columns or CMU bearing wall. The project also includes a 30-foot-tall freestanding concrete wall to minimize sound impact from an adjacent major street. The wall sits on concrete pile foundations to handle the significant vertical and lateral loads, and to avoid surcharging the nearby pool.