Anderson Family Strength Center
The $8 million, 42,000-square-foot Anderson Family Strength and Conditioning Center features state-of-the-art weight training equipment, a cardiovascular workout area, meeting rooms and lockers. Los Angeles residents Dana and Sue Anderson pledged the funds to the Kansas University Endowment Association on behalf of their family, including their four children, for the one-of-a-kind strength and conditioning center. Built on existing university property at the northwest corner of Anschutz Sports Pavilion, the two-story center replaced the Shaffer-Holland Strength Center.
KU Chancellor Robert E. Hemenway says the new center will help KU compete with other universities for top student-athletes.
"By helping build a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning center, the Anderson family will assist us in our continuing efforts to attract and retain excellent athletes," Hemenway said. "The Anderson's remarkable generosity will be appreciated by all of KU's many student-athletes and coaches."
HOK Sport of Kansas City, Mo. was awarded the contract to design the $8 million Anderson Family Strength and Conditioning Center and the weight room was built by Turner Construction.
HOK Sport has been involved with more than 20 strength and training facilities worldwide and has been involved in sport facility projects at nearly every level. Clients for HOK Sport include 75 colleges and universities, 24 of 30 Major League Baseball franchises, 30 of 32 NFL franchises, 75 professional and civic arena clients and 40 soccer and rugby teams.