The AF Center’s two-level floor plan contains a variety of high-tech cardiovascular and strength training equipment. The eco-friendly design combined with a warm color scheme, natural lighting, and floor to ceiling windows helps create an inviting atmosphere and sense of community for all. Whatever your interests may be, we encourage you to take full advantage of the many choices of fitness, wellness, and social opportunities that the URI Campus Recreation has to offer.
The $10,900,000 renovation is funded by URI Auxiliary Funds from within the Division of Student Affairs and with generous donations by URI alumnus Michael Fascitelli ’78 in honor of his mother, Anna Fascitelli and the Bank of America.
|Building:||Anna Fascitelli Fitness and Wellness Center|
|Location:||Renovation of Roger Williams Dining Commons (across from Hope Dining Commons)|
|Funding Source:||URI Auxiliary Fund and $2,000,000 from Private Donations|
|Cost:||Approximately $10,900,000 (Construction approx. $8,000,000)|
|Gross Sq. Ft.:||33,000|
William Kite Architects, Inc. of Providence, RI (architect)
S3 Design, Inc. of Quincy, MA (special consultant)
Keough Construction Management (project manager)
URI Office of Capital Project (manages construction)
URI Office Campus Planning & Design (design phase)
The AF Center will feature the latest technology and have the capability of offering unique interactive fitness equipment and other facility amenities to enhance the user’s experience. Here is a list of some of the features:
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The new center is ADA compliant and fully accessible creating a welcoming environment for everyone. Notable features include:
Campus Recreation encourages and supports participation of individuals of all abilities in all programs and services.
The Anna Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center is designed to meet or exceed LEED© “Silver” standards and reinforces the pledge made by the University to make sustainability one of the guiding initiatives at URI. Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design LEED©, a nationally accepted benchmark for design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, promotes the practices and principles of sustainability. Providing measurements for success, LEED© evaluates sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Reusable green materials used in the design of this facility includes: recycled materials collected during building demolition, bamboo wood flooring; recycled rubber floor; hydration stations; reused exterior brick from the existing building, power regeneration “green” elevator, usage of natural light; self-propelled battery operated cardio equipment; reused boulders from the Hillside Residential Dorm project to be incorporated into the landscaping; a water filtration system to disperse water back into the ground, high efficiency mechanical HVAC systems for heating and cooling and during the initial building demolition certain materials were collected to be re-cycled.