Georgia College and State University – Wellness Center

Milledgeville, GA


Georgia College and State University retained Counsilman-Hunsaker, in association with Cannon Design and Menefee + Winer, to design the new $28.2 million Wellness Center located on the West Campus. The 120,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art “green” athletic complex houses student health, counseling and recreation services in one location as a holistic approach to address the health of students and enhance the college experience. The Center features a natatorium, indoor track, state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, group fitness room, climbing wall, two-court gym, and a multipurpose court for volleyball, indoor soccer, in-line skating, and floor hockey.


Design Merit Award

AIA Georgia


Outstanding Sports Facility Award



Facilities of Merit Award

Athletic Business


Pool Type

Indoor 25 Yard

Indoor Leisure

Project Type

University Campus Rec

Project Service

Design Services



Completed 2012


Menefee + Winer

Project Amenities

The project team employed many sustainable building design strategies including energy-efficient mechanical systems, day-lighting, high-performance glazing and heavily fritted glass, exterior sun-control devices, bio-retention storm water management, recyclable materials and a “super insulated” roof and envelope. In addition an all-white high albedo roof membrane is used to reflect heat gain at the roof. The building achieved LEED Silver certification and serves as a “gateway” building at the campus’s west edge.  The engaging facility thrives as a recreation and wellness center for the entire community.

4,500 sq. ft. Competition Pool

Eight lane 25-yard pool

Climbing walls

Water basketball

Water polo

One and three-meter springboard diving

1,000 sq. ft. Leisure Pool

Current channel

Underwater therapy bench

Waterspray and massage jets

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