The Oasis Wellness Center was created to contribute to student success and retention, while enhancing the student life experience. It serves to complement the Student Recreation Center—also designed by LPA—in fulfilling the quality of fitness, health and wellness for the entire campus community. The design approach bridges the relationship between mind and body. The lounge in the facility is an open space that serves as the “living room” for the center, where students can casually lounge and decompress. The materials, lighting and furniture create a setting that is intended to be soothing and relaxing. The views and natural daylight from the garden provides a direct connection to nature and outdoor spaces. In addition, there are therapy rooms for one-on-one functions, meeting/group rooms for peer activities and guided meditation, and an outdoor garden with shaded lounge areas, sculpture garden, fireplace and labyrinth to support the tranquil atmosphere. In 2016, the project was recognized with an Outstanding Sports Facility Award from the National Intramural Recreation and Sports Assocation (NIRSA).