Higher Education Wheelock Gym Seismic Retrofit


Architects GKK Works
Completion Date August, 2011
Owner Riverside Community College District
Location Riverside, CA


The complete renovation and seismic retrofit of an existing 84 year old gym. Full demolition of the interior, added seismic brace frames and structural steel supports that tied into the existing building's structural supports. All existing interior walls and finishes, including the main gym basketball floor were removed and all plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems were replaced in the existing building. The floor layout was revised and new spaces created for men's/women's team room as well as visitor locker rooms (both men/women). Also included were two elevator towers added on the west elevation for ADA access into the building and a third poured in place elevator tower was added on the east elevation for access on to the upper (main) portion of campus.