O’Connor Recreation Center

Johns Hopkins University: Baltimore, MD

Built in 2002, the O’Connor Recreation Center serves as the primary facility for fitness programs, recreational sports, and experiential education activities on Hopkins historic Homewood campus. Following two feasibility studies, JHU decided to selectively demo, re-purpose, renovate, and add an addition, enhancing the Center’s cardio, weightlifting, flexible programming, wellness, and social interaction functions. JPA is providing MEP/FP design for this $18M project with the goals of making the best practical use of space and maximizing program benefits; extending the activity and vitality of the entry lobby; energizing the experience, providing connectivity, socialization opportunities, and community; retaining current basketball and squash courts and providing a new F-45 fitness area; retaining the ability host larger events; and incorporating and/or optimizing location of the program elements. Practical spaces include 6,000-GSF in renovations (relocated athletics, wellness, café, welcome area) and a 30,000-GSF addition (relocated/expanded cardio, weightlifting, racquet sports).

Architect & Images Courtesy of: MJMA/GWWO