Clemson Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center

Clemson, SC

Clemson Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center

The Clemson Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center is a 24,000 square foot facility located on the shores of Lake Hartwell in Clemson, SC. The construction budget for the building is $9-10 million. The facility includes a boat storage building with exposed steel rod bracing and a slat screen wall framed with a combination of structural steel and wood planks. The two story space of the building includes a covered patio on the first floor, interior classroom and office space, and a cantilevered balcony. The building construction uses Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) planks for the roof deck and the floor deck. The CLT is supported by glulam beams and structural steel columns. Due to the large amount of exposed structure in the building, there was a very high level of coordination between the structural engineer and the architect. With a very open floor plan, there were limited options for seismic bracing in one direction of the building, so the design team elected to use moment frames with a combination of steel columns and glulam beams.


Clemson University


24,000 SF

Structure Type

Structural Steel, Glulam, and CLT Panels

Construction Amount

$9 M to $10 M


Cooper Cary


Sherman Construction

Year Completed

Anticipated 2019

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