METC Physical Fitness Center Training Complex
San Antonio, Texas
The new two-story, 42,000 sq. ft. building features a running track around the entire perimeter of the facility, a gymnasium with basketball and volleyball courts, open fitness spaces for stretching, cardiovascular equipment, selectorized weights, free and plate-loaded weights, an assessment room, and locker rooms with showers. Additional spaces include a lobby and reception area, a laundry room, equipment repair and storage spaces, administrative spaces, and private offices.
This facility is LEED Gold certified. When selecting the interior finishes, the team considered the environmental sustainability of the facility. Sustainable features included recycling of construction debris, low-flow water closets, efficient lighting systems, FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified millwork, and low-VOC (volatile organic compound) adhesives and paints. In addition, the east wall of the fitness space is comprised of a radius wall with windows along the entire west wall, allowing natural light to enter.