Birmingham Southern College - The Larry D. Striplin, Jr. Physical Fitness & Recreation Center



Owner: Birmingham Southern College

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Size: 53,687 sq ft

Architect: Gresham Smith & Partners


Description: The Department of Physical Fitness and Recreation is housed in the Striplin Physical Fitness and Recreation Center, commonly referred to as the Striplin Center. The Striplin Center is the main facility for campus recreation, the Intramural Sports program, and fitness activities of all kinds. The facility houses: Two Basketball/Volleyball Courts, Strength Training and Cardiovascular Workout Room, Indoor Jogging Track, Aerobics/Martial Arts Studio, Indoor Swimming Pool, Racquetball Court, Golf Simulator, Recreation Room, Men's and Women's Locker Rooms. This project is located on the campus of Birmingham Southern College. As with most projects on campus, the finish date must be before the fall semester begins regardless of the start date. Even though the wet winter months caused several delays in erecting the structure, the time was recouped and a Certificate of Occupancy was received a full month ahead of schedule.