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2010 Project Portfolio

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture

Facility Name: The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

Location: Salem, Ore.

Cost of Project: $33.2 million

Type of Facility: Community Center

Architectural Firm/Lead Architect: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture

Square Footage: 92,000

The community center is a one-stop facility featuring workout facilities, a gymnasium, an aquatics area with lap and leisure pools, a family lounge, a chapel/performing arts facility, an outdoor amphitheater, a teen room, short-term child watch and a licensed daycare facility. The project is seeking LEED Silver certification for sustainable design and energy efficiency.

Facility highlights include a Corps worship theater with 300 seats, designed as a small performing arts venue; family lounge, child watch, children’s indoor playground, and game area; two-court gym, weight and fitness center, exercise rooms, climbing wall, locker rooms and party rooms; 10-lane competitive pool, Oregon-coast themed indoor leisure pool with current channel, water slides and interactive play features, spas and sprayground.

BCI

Facility Name: Mills Park—Exceptional Family Member Program

Location: Miramar, Calif.

Cost of Project: $265,000

Type of Facility: Marine Corps Air Station Miramar—Government Facility/Park

Square Footage: 6,930

The Miramar Family Services Department wanted to create a playground on the east end of Mills Park that would meet the needs of both children with special needs as well as able-bodied kids. They consulted with Innovative Playgrounds, the local BCI Burke representative in California, and came up with the perfect plan that would provide ample play opportunities including ramps, accessible panels, freestanding music panels, benches, tables, and trash receptacles. Planners also emphasized the need for shade canopies, safety surfacing and fencing.

Big Ass Fans

Facility Name: The Well (California State University—Sacramento)

Location: Sacramento, Calif.

Cost of Project: $71.3 million

Type of Facility: Campus Recreation Center

Architectural Firm/Lead Architect: Sustainability Committee (CSUS)

Square Footage: 15,000

Number of Floors: 2

The new student recreation center will house an urgent-care clinic, pharmacy, lab services, four basketball courts, an indoor track and cardio and free-weight space. Meets LEED certification standards; sustainable features include 11 Big Ass Fans, natural lighting and the use of recycled materials in the walls and floors.

Bonestroo

Facility Name: Apple Valley Family Aquatic Center--Lazy River Addition

Location: Apple Valley, Minn.

Cost of Project: $3.8 million

Type of Facility: Aquatic Facility

Square Footage: 3 acres

After 10 years, it was time to expand the Apple Valley’s Family Aquatic Center. Since the original facility design planned for a future lazy river and related amenities, there was little need to rebuild infrastructure. The expansion was completed during the normal pool off-season without loss of facility revenue.

Sustainable features include variable frequency drives (VFDs) on all major pumps to provide rate control and allow operators to modulate channel flow speed; premium efficiency motors; on-site stormwater retention; and low-maintenance landscaping.

A satellite restroom building with exterior showers and an eating area near the lazy river is an added convenience so patrons have an alternative to returning to the main bathhouse and concession area.

Counsilman-Hunsaker

Facility Name: Heritage Aquatic Center

Location: Henderson, Nev.

Cost of Project: $7 million

Type of Facility: Aquatic Complex

Architect: SH Architecture, Las Vegas, Nev.

Aquatic Consultant: Counsilman Hunsaker

In January 2010, a new senior facility and aquatic center opened at Heritage Park, one of the oldest areas that lacked facilities.

The senior facility includes a dance room, classrooms, fitness center, café, exercise room, game room, wellness center, two craft rooms, a demonstration kitchen with regular cooking classes, a mini-mart store, and outdoor plaza complete with bocce ball. The 29,667-square-foot building also houses a mini-library and a dining room.

The aquatic facility includes a 14-lane competition pool and a four-lane shallow therapy pool, separate senior lockers, and family bathrooms.

Both facilities use geothermal heating drawn from 190 wells drilled 400 feet beneath the parking lot, as well as abundant natural light, recycled construction materials, and energy- and water-conserving fixtures. Both facilities are expected to be LEED certified.

EDA Architects

Facility Name: Uintah Recreation Center

Location: Vernal, Utah

Cost of Project: $18.8 million

Type of Facility: Recreation, Community Use

Square Footage: 76,870

Number of Floors: 2

The Uintah Recreation Center includes a large natatorium with a competitive lap pool and diving area as well as a large leisure pool which incorporates a beach entry, a bubble couch, lazy river, two water slides accessed from a 26-foot platform, lap lanes, and a raised play structure with interactive water sprays, slides and a large tipping bucket. The pools feature Myrtha pool technology, a padded floor system and the latest in pool-filtration systems that reduce chemical use, such as a supplemental Ozone system.

The community center is planned around a 42-foot sculpted climbing wall, with a running track encircling the wall. Other amenities include a double gymnasium, three party rooms, conference rooms, and a community room with an adjacent kitchen, a short-term child care, a spinning room, classrooms, and recreation district offices.

Integrated Architecture

Facility Name: Otsego State Park

Location: Gaylord, Mich.

Cost of Project: $815, 500 ($200,000 for site improvements)

Type of Facility: Toilet/Shower Facility

Square Footage: 1,600

Number of Floors: 1

This is a build-out of a sustainable prototype design created to subtly change to fit into the park along one of the Great Lakes in the middle of a native forest. Highlights include a 1,000-square-foot rain garden, abundant natural light, solar-powered walkway lights, locally harvested and split field stone construction and pervious pavement walkways.

Moser Pilon Nelson Architects, LLC

Facility Name: Jackman L. Stewart Athletic Center

Location: Berkshire School, Sheffield, Mass.

Cost of Project: $31 million

Type of Facility: Multi-Purpose Indoor Athletic Facility

Square Footage: 120,000

Number of Floors: 2

Berkshire School, a private preparatory campus for 350 boys and girls, needed to replace its aging central hockey arena to make way for a new Arts Center. The new Jackman L. Stewart Athletic Center includes two ice sheets for its six hockey teams. It also was programmed as a multipurpose athletic center.

The East Rink is NHL-size and converts to a 1500-seat theater for all school functions. In the spring and fall, the rink is used for indoor tennis. In the summer, it is air-conditioned and used by the Berkshire Choral Festival.

The Olympic-size West Rink has 600 stadium seats and another 400 standing at a glass rail encircling the rinks. A full concourse surrounding the rink is used for stretching and jogging.

Orange County Parks & Recreation

Facility Name: Orange County Orlando Magic Recreation Center at South Econ Community Park

Location: recreation center

Cost of Project: $5.8 million (approx.)

Architectural Firm: Schenkel Shultz Architecture

Contractor Firm: Turner Construction

Engineering Firm: Avcon Engineering

Square Footage: 24,398

Number of Floors: 1

The entry/lobby area is a vibrant space that links all other adjacent spaces. This space contains prominent placement of logos for the facility sponsors, artwork custom designed by local and regional artists to reflect the dynamic facility and the surrounding neighborhood, and a flat-screen television to be used for entertainment, education or advertisement.

The 12,000-square-foot wood floor gymnasium with a NBA regulation-size basketball court can be divided into two high school courts. Also included is a fitness center with cardiovascular training equipment and weight-lifting machines, locker rooms with showers, two community rooms, staff offices, a concession stand, restrooms and a courtyard.

OSports (Osborn Sports + Recreation Architecture)

Facility Name: All-Pro Freight Stadium

Location: Avon, Ohio

Cost of Project: $12 million

Type of Facility: Independent Frontier League Ballpark

Square Footage: 29,000 (on 8.33 acres)

Number of Floors: 2

The All-Pro Freight Stadium is the centerpiece of a new 133-acre, recreational and mixed-use development. The 5,000-seat capacity ballpark is consistent with the city’s design guidelines for traditional architecture. Also, the venue is purposely situated next to the interstate and creates visual excitement inside and outside, especially during night games.

The ballpark features a continuous wide concourse for game-time activities and community events. A variety of seating options from 11 suites, terrace tables, bowl seating, two party patios (for 600) and an outfield berm (for 1,000+) provide for excellent sightlines to the field. The artificial turf field accommodates local high school teams, Cleveland State University (NCAA, D1) and Lake Erie Crushers, the primary tenant to the ballpark.

Public Restroom Co.

Facility Name: Fallon Sports Park

Location: Dublin, Calif.

Cost of Project: $14 million

Type of Facility: Restroom/concession, scorekeeper booth, storage building

Architectural Firm/Lead Architect: Carducci & Associates, Inc.

Number of Floors: 1

Four unique, site-specific architectural buildings; scorekeeper’s booth; restroom buildings with air-conditioned commercial-grade food service concession rooms with green ventilation system and other components that warranted non-absorbent interiors for minimizing odors and anti-microbial no-touch stainless fixtures; restroom/tennis office; turnkey designed, constructed and installed by Public Restroom Co. The city required green architecture be used and that all structures could be relocated.

Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture

Facility Name: Andover YMCA

Location: Wichita, Kan.

Cost of Project: $24 million

Type of Facility: Recreational

Square Footage: 116,000

Number of Floors: 2

This recreational facility has a climbing wall, two gymnasiums, indoor aquatics center that includes a recreation pool, sauna, steam, whirlpool and competition pool, outdoor water park, five locker rooms, two racquetball courts, five program studios, numerous lounge spaces and a family center with Ping Pong, Foosball, air hockey, computer stations, lounge and big-screen TV.

Along with many amenities this facility has to offer, the lobby also boasts a beautiful waterfall cascading down the wall and from the highway, one can see the towering 45-foot tall climbing and bouldering wall.

TMP Architecture

Facility Name: Blue Water YMCA

Location: Port Huron, Mich.

Cost of Project: $15,386,500

Type of Facility: Recreational

Square Footage: 65,295

Number of Floors: 2

The YMCA of the Blue Water is a two-story facility organized around a central spine with a public entry at each end, while a third entry provides access to the childcare center. A visual focus of the building is the aquatics center, visible from the upper level main lobby. From this upper level, visitors have a clear view of the gymnasium and outside to the St. Clair River. The lobby and central spine separate the member functions from the non-member functions of the facility. The central control area’s location within the spine allows for proper supervision.

Amenities include a six-lane lap pool capable of hosting competitive events, a leisure pool with water slides, therapy components and water play features, a two-court gym, a weight fitness area overlooking the natatorium and the river, group exercise rooms, meeting rooms, a concessions area, a child care center, an outdoor playground and locker rooms that accommodate two membership tiers as well as special-needs patrons. The facility is attached to a parking deck, providing access to covered parking.

Waste-Free Spending

From Splash Pad To Sprinkler