Kansas State University Peters Recreation Complex Expansion & Health Wellness Master Plan

Kansas State University Health & Wellness Master Plan SmithGroup
Kansas State University Recreation Complex SmithGroup
Kansas State University Recreation Complex SmithGroup
Kansas State University Recreation Complex SmithGroup
Kansas State University Recreation Complex SmithGroup
Kansas State University Recreation Complex SmithGroup
Kansas State University Health & Wellness Master Plan SmithGroup

Student health is a key determinant to student success and universities are looking for ways to both strengthen and streamline their holistic care for students. Kansas State University engaged SmithGroup and HTK Architects to assist them in developing a plan to consolidate their scattered student recreation, counseling services, wellness programs and Student Health Center for increased utilization and effectiveness.

Client

Kansas State University

Location

Manhattan, Kansas

Markets/Services

Higher Education, Campus Planning, Athletics & Recreation, Student Life

Size

48 AC
88,400 SF - addition
140,000 SF - renovation

The Master Plan outlines the creation of a health and wellness hub centered on the Peters Recreation Complex, leaving no question where students go for any health, wellness or recreation related service.  The integrated hub will create stronger collaborations between departments and give staff the ability to cross-program and even treat students in new and innovative ways due their proximity to the other services.  A true holistic model for student health.

The plan includes future developments of an integrated facility for student health, counseling and wellness programs that would include clinical space, a pharmacy and mental health and relaxation space.  In addition, the new hub for student wellness would also include a new aquatics complex and improvements to their outdoor field complex. 

Once fully implemented, Kansas State students will enjoy a single and integrated home for health, counseling, wellness and recreation that connects them to their campus and to each other and meets their individual needs for wellness.