Mashouf Wellness Center

The Mashouf Wellness Center is a place students come to stay healthy, from taking yoga classes to scrambling up the signature climbing wall. Behind the scenes, the building is designed to keep the environment healthier, too.

A significant addition to the SF State campus, the Mashouf Wellness Center is a student activity center close to the academic core and student housing. The 118,700 GSF building and recreation field is located at the corner of Font and Lake Merced Boulevards.

The Mashouf Wellness Center building houses a two-court gym, multi-activity court (MAC) gym, elevated jogging track, weight and fitness space, natatorium with lap and recreation pools, climbing wall, racquetball courts, multi-purpose/group fitness studios, locker rooms, storage, and support space. The building is funded through a student fee.


  • Mashouf Wellness Center recieves 2020 Architecture Honor Award from AIA San Francisco. "The Mashouf Wellness Center (MWC) advances a holistic understanding of student success, making physical, social, and psychological wellbeing integral to academic achievement. Certified LEED Platinum, the MWC is a model of sustainability in a building type that has historically consumed excessive energy and water. The jury was amazed by such an assured and inviting building. All the motivation anyone would ever need to go the gym!" (Oct 2020)
  • Mashouf Wellness Center achieves LEED Platinum. The platinum sustainability rating is the highest given out by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. (Oct 2019)
  • Mashouf Wellness Center is recognized in Athletic Business’ 2019 Architecture Showcase. The Architecture Showcase recognizes the best in recently constructed athletic facilities around the world. (Jun 2019)
  • The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies recognized the Mashouf Wellness Center with The American Architecture Award for 2019. Over 100 shortlisted buildings have won the prestigious award for the best new buildings designed and constructed by American architects in the U.S. and abroad and by international architects for buildings designed and built in the United States.



Project Team

architect and project design lead: WRNS Studio
landscape architect: WRT
sports facility design: SportsPLAN Studio
aquatic designer: Water Design
structural engineer: Forell/Elsesser
mep engineer: Interface
civil engineer: Sandis
acoustical engineer: RGDL
cost estimator: Cumming Clarke
telecommunications: Charles M Salter Associates

constructor: CW Driver, Builders