The Anna Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center Opens at URI – KITE Architects


Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center

Kingston, RI – Anna Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center, University of Rhode Island The University of Rhode Island’s new Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center is opened to students on November 18th. Designed by Kite Architects of Providence and S3 Design of Quincy, Mass., the new modernized facility will provide state-of-the-art fitness equipment and diverse program opportunities and services designed to promote the health and well-being of students, faculty and staff in a safe, inviting, environment.

The project renovated the 29,618sf, former Roger Williams Dining Hall, originally constructed in 1969, into a 33,000sf full-service fitness and wellness center. The renovation retains most of the original structure and will include 8,000sf of new construction to accommodate a new street façade and main entrance. The increased space will help alleviate the functional shortcomings and over-crowding of existing fitness and wellness activity space. The new building is a vibrant, modern full-service, fitness and wellness facility in the heart of the Kingston Campus, with close access to both academic, residential, and other auxiliary enterprise facilities. Undoubtedly the Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center promises to be the new “social hub” on campus!

Not only is the new Center a wonderful resource for the entire campus community but it is a great recruitment tool for prospective students and faculty. Most importantly, this center will provide students with high-quality recreation and fitness opportunities designed to promote physical and psychological well-being, which will not only supports their academic success, but will contribute to the development of healthy lifestyle habits.

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