Facilities of Merit 2009: Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center

Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center

Year in Showcase: 2009

Project Description

With the Bridge Fitness Center, Centegra Health System is embarking on the development of a new healthcare campus within the growing community of Huntley. The facility is situated in a heavily trafficked area and reflects the design of a neighboring building.

Sustainable landscaping strategies in place include the use of bioswales, pervious pavement and drought-tolerant plants. Walking, jogging and bike paths meander through the site and connect the building’s various programs to the broader context of the surrounding trails.

The first floor consists of the main lobby, a natatorium, locker rooms, group exercise studios and court areas. The physical therapy space, though connected to the main facility, is generally served by its own entrance. The second floor includes a jogging track and exercise equipment.

Glass is used in priority areas to take advantage of views either into or out of the center. Other materials used include terra cotta, concrete panels and architectural precast concrete.


Judge's Comments

Clear, dynamic sculptural forms create an inviting facility with a natural functional hierarchy.
— Bill Crockett

The exterior form and geometry is bold and compelling. The interior space that rings the courtyard opens the building with great views, inviting visual connection in and out.
— Jack Patton

Thoughtful composition of geometry, materials and color surround a tranquil outdoor plaza that integrates the exterior with the interior spaces.
— Mike Pratl


Project Details

Architect: PSA-Dewberry Inc.; Chicago, Ill.
Aquatic Design Engineer: Counsilman-Hunsaker; St. Louis, Mo.
Construction Cost: $20 million
Square Feet: 121,321
Occupancy: October 2008

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Draper Inc.

Chemical Control Systems: Siemens Water Technologies

Divider Curtains: Draper Inc.

Filters: Neptune-Benson Inc.

Floor Finishes: Action Floor Systems LLC

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Flooring, Aerobics: Action Floor Systems LLC

Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Free Weight Equipment: Hammer Strength

Free Weight Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Heaters: Lochinvar Corp.

Ladders/Grab Bars: Spectrum Aquatics

Lane Markers: Competitor Swim Products

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Santana Products Inc.

Stair Climbers: Life Fitness

Stair Climbers: Precor Incorporated

Stationary Bikes: Life Fitness

Strength Equipment: Life Fitness

Surface: Dal-Tile Corp.

Surfaces, Basketball: Action Floor Systems LLC

Surfaces, Multipurpose: Action Floor Systems LLC

Surfaces, Tennis: DecoTurf

Surfaces, Track: Mondo

Swimsuit Dryer: Extractor Corp.

Tennis Court Nets/Posts: DecoTurf

Tennis Court Nets/Posts: Draper Inc.

Treadmills: Precor Incorporated

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Draper Inc.

Wall Padding: Draper Inc.

Water Play Features: Rain Drop Products LLC

Water Play Features: WhiteWater West Industries Ltd.


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