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Auburn University at Montgomery Wellness Center

70,000 Square Feet

The award-winning AUM Wellness Center is dedicated to fitness, wellness, intramural activities and human performance research.

As Auburn University at Montgomery has grown and the number of on-campus residents increased, AUM’s administration recognized the need for a comprehensive facility to support a healthy lifestyle for its community.

This new facility includes a gymnasium for intramural basketball, volleyball, badminton and similar sports, as well as an indoor pool with fitness and social areas. Multiple exercise areas have state-of-the-art equipment. There is a 25’ climbing wall, running track, stretching areas and multi-purpose rooms. An outdoor patio area at the south end includes a spa and bocce ball court. The academic portion of the facility includes two classrooms, faculty offices and state-of-the-art human performance laboratories.

The initial building concept grew out of a “bend and stretch” diagram as a metaphor for exercise and wellness, focused on openness and transparency to promote facility usage. The building’s striking glazed facade, reflecting pool and orientation create a dramatic campus entrance. The design provides special areas for quiet study or impromptu gatherings. Warm wood tones, natural light and high-impact environmental graphics contribute to the creation of a welcoming environment that supports health and wellness.