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  Butler University Lilly Hall, Page 38Butler University Lilly Hall
110 West North Street, #300, Greenville, SC 29601

Greer, South Carolina
Total Square Feet: 12,000
Construction Period: Feb 2004 to Nov 2004

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Fuller Consulting Engineers, Inc. - 1 Augusta Street, #301, Greenville, SC 29601
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: T2 Design & Construction, LLC - 904 North Main Street, Greer, SC 29651
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: RGA Consulting Engineers, Inc. - 3575 Rutherford Road Extension, #A, Taylors, SC 29687
MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Peritus Engineers & Associates, Inc. - P.O. Box 16598, Greenville, SC 29606

Sports Spine & Industrial (SSI) is a privately owned physical therapy practice based in Greer, South Carolina. The firm provides physical therapy, performance training, wellness programs, and alternative care choices to patients of all ages and ability levels. The wellness programs include general fitness, weight loss, group classes, and nutritional education. Performance training programs focus on speed, agility, and strength training for athletes of all ages.

In an attempt to meet the increasing demand within the rapidly growing community, SSI engaged Neal Prince + Partners Architects to design a new state-of-the-art facility. The new 12,000-square foot building is designed around the firm's progressive treatment philosophy with multi-functional spaces for a variety of programs. The floor plan is zoned to create different environments, quality of spaces, and levels of interaction for treatment. A warm and inviting entry lobby provides visitors and patient's family members a comfortable area for waiting and conversation. A vibrant reception desk connects directly to the administrative area and features a juice bar offering a selection of frozen fruit drinks. The seating area opens directly into the large training arena and affords the staff easy visibility to arriving patients, guests, and members.

The arena is a large two-story volume that houses a broad range of state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight training equipment laid out around a walking track. The interior of the track features centralized work stations for therapist and trainers. The arena has an end wall of glazing and clerestory windows that provides natural daylight throughout the day, resulting in a bright and airy training environment. An array of ancillary spaces are wrapped around the central arena. These areas include a free weight room, a plyometrics room, an aerobics room, a series of small private physical therapy rooms, locker rooms, and a natatorium that features two pools - one for therapy and one for water aerobics that includes an endless swim jet system. An assortment of different flooring, lighting, and finishes are used in each space to provide the proper environment for safe and enjoyable training.

The building structure is a pre-engineered metal building that afforded the opportunity to cost effectively create the large open volumes and variety of spaces. The ease and speed of erection offered by this method of construction reduced the project schedule and expedited the entire process. A masonry veneer was used to accent the front of the building, and a curved canopy and accent lighting give emphasis to the entry both day and night. The result is a dynamic and cost efficient facility that showcases the energy and enthusiasm of the Owners and their programs.

DIV 04: Brick: Hanson.
DIV 07: Metal Panels, Roofing: Inland Building.
DIV 09: Carpet: Mohawk; Linoleum: Forbo.

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