The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (Quincy, IL)
Year in Showcase: 2012
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center offers nearly 100,000 square feet of indoor programming on a three-acre site using a multistory design. The center includes spaces for worship and performing arts education, family life and personal development, and fitness, recreation and aquatic opportunities.
The overall interior finish concept emulates the prominent Mississippi River along the city's western edge. The flow of water, both literal and figurative, ties the building together as a design thread and leads guests through the building to the various activities, terminating at a water feature flowing into the dynamic two-story aquatics center.
Each space, grounded by neutral paints, woods and occasional stone, is punctuated by the colors found in nature throughout the four seasons. Rusts, reds and oranges of autumn highlight the worship space; soothing blues of winter flow through the aquatics area; and pops of magenta and yellows with mossy greens energize the childcare and fitness areas.
The Kroc Center was designed to become a beacon of hope and an agent of change in the Quincy region. Indigenous materials of limestone, three tones of brick, split-faced CMU, and tinted and insulated glass in aluminum frames combine to create a contemporary, yet distinctly Midwest expression and welcome visitors.
Associate Architect: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture; Denver, Colo.
Architect of Record: Architechnics Inc.; Quincy, Ill.
Aquatic Design Engineer: Water Technology Inc.; Beaver Dam, Wis.
Operational Consultant: Ballard*King & Associates Ltd.; Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Construction Cost: $26 million
Square Feet: 96,840
Occupancy: September 2011
Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Aalco Manufacturing Co.
Bleachers/Grandstands: Rt Athco
Cardiovascular Equipment: Expresso
Cardiovascular Equipment: Keiser Corp.
Cardiovascular Equipment: Matrix Fitness
Cardiovascular Equipment: Nustep Inc.
Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Cardiovascular Equipment: Scifit Systems Inc.
Chemical Control Systems: Siemens Water Technologies
Cleaners/Vacuums: Maytronics Us Inc.
Cleaners/Vacuums: Spectrum Aquatics
Entre Prises Climbing Walls
Myrtha Pools USA
Dehumidifiers: Venmar Ces Inc.
Divider Curtains: Aalco Manufacturing Co.
Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Flooring, Aerobics: Mats Inc.
Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Flooring, Fitness Center: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Free-Weight Equipment: Matrix Fitness
Myrtha Pools USA
Heaters: Lochinvar Corp.
Myrtha Pools USA
Lane Markers: Competitor Swim Products
Lighting: Insight Lighting
Lockers: Spec-Rite Designs
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Aalco Manufacturing Co.
Scorers Tables: Aalco Manufacturing Co.
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.
Strength Equipment: Hoist Fitness Systems
Strength Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Track: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Volleyball: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Aalco Manufacturing Co.
Wall Padding: Aalco Manufacturing Co.
Water Play Features: Playtime, Llc
Water Play Features: Splashtacular Entertainment
Water Play Features: Vortex Aquatic Structures Int'l Inc.