Aspen Lodge Recreation Center at Anthem Ranch
Year in Showcase: 2008
Designed specifically for
neighborhood residents age
55 and older, the private Aspen
Lodge Recreation Center is centrally
located along a 12-acre greenway
that is directly connected to a
large park and open space. At the
building’s main entry, visitors enter
via a covered walkway, which creates
an outdoor room with skylights and
bench seating. Through the 11-foot
alder doors with wrought-iron
handles, visitors enter a high-vaulted
great room that frames a premium
view of the Rocky Mountains. On the
west side, the building wraps around
and embraces the featured outdoor
amenities, including a recreation
pool, two outdoor spas, bocce courts,
a grass amphitheater, and walking
trails along a small lake.
Once inside, facility users may
access either a multiuse wing, with
its ballroom, billiards room and crafts
room, or a fi tness wing, with a fully
equipped fi tness center, lap pool,
indoor spa and locker facilities. On
the upper level, a walking/jogging
track ties together aerobics and more
fi tness areas. Along all of these spaces,
furnishings and lighting are arranged
to promote small-group interaction.
The central entry lobby and great
room with adjacent reception area
provide the opportunity for larger
On the exterior, the building
materials expressed are consistent
with the character of the entire
community development. Heavy
timber trellis structures, stone
detailing and concrete-tile roofs in
earth tones ground the building in
the crafted landscape. Steep roof
forms increase the building’s scale,
while dormer windows serve to
Architect of Record: DTJ Design Inc.; Boulder, Colo.
Consultant: Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative
Construction Cost: $8.2 million
Square Feet: 32,000
Occupancy: September 2007
Chemical Control Systems: Becs Technology Inc.
Cleaners/Vacuums: Maxi-Sweep Inc.
Covers: Anchor Industries Inc.
Elliptical Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Exercise Balls: Thera-Band Products/Hygenic Corp.
Filters: Pentair Water Pool And Spa
Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Free Weight Equipment:
Gutters: Pentair Water Pool And Spa
Heaters: Lochinvar Corp.
Lane Markers: Competitor Swim Products
Lighting: Insight Lighting
Lighting: Pentair Water Pool And Spa
Safety Equipment: Stingl Products Llc
Sanitization Systems: Clearwater Tech, Llc
Sanitization Systems: Stenner & Co. (G.H.)
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Dal-Tile Corp.
Skylights: Skyline Sky-Lites Llc