Owner: Birmingham Southern College
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Size: 53,687 sq ft
Completion Date: September 1998
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. Notice to proceed for this project was received in July 1997. Even though the wet winter months caused several delays in erecting the structure, the time was recouped and a Certificate of Occupancy was received August 3, 1998, a full month ahead of schedule.