In 2010, with UCA’s enrollment on the rise, the Student Government Association saw a need and adopted a goal to expand the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Center. Stocks-Mann Architects was asked to prepare a feasibility study, exploring various options of expansion, including additional weight room areas and an indoor swimming pool. The study resulted in a recommendation from the SGA to the UCA Board of Trustees to nearly double the student activity fees to pay for the expansion. In early 2012, Stocks-Mann Architects, teaming with 360 Architecture from Kansas City, was selected by UCA to design the expansion and renovation of the HPER Center. The design team led a series of collaborative workshops with UCA staff, administration and students to develop a vision for the facility, explore concepts and set design goals. The result was a 43,000 square foot addition that houses a two level expanded weight room and cardio loft, two new exercise studios, new locker rooms and a 25 yard indoor pool. The existing cardio room was completely renovated and the old weight room was converted into a new 5,000 square foot exercise studio. The basketball courts were refinished and windows were added at the perimeter of the existing upper level running track. The former exercise studio was renovated into three new racquetball courts and an outdoor recreation area for students to borrow canoes, kayaks, bikes, camping gear and other outdoor recreation equipment.