Harrisonville Community Center
Harrisonville Community CenterHarrisonville, MO
Harrisonville’s new community center sits atop a prominent point on the city’s growing north side. An adjacent expanse of open land influenced the building’s Prairie-style design, which features deep overhangs that minimize the scale of large building masses. In addition, exterior building materials and color selections harmonize with the surrounding landscape.
Inside, patrons are afforded clear views of the major activity components. These include the natatorium with a zero-depth-entry leisure/exercise pool and six lap lanes; a gymnasium with three full-size basketball courts and two volleyball courts; cardio, free-weight and circuit-training areas; a 4,900-square-foot banquet hall with catering kitchen and full audiovisual capabilities; an indoor running track; aerobics studios; a senior center with kitchenette; a game room; and a teen center. Almost all activities are organized around the main lobby and reception areas — an efficient layout that reduces operational expenses and circulation space demands.
Warm tones were used throughout the building’s interior, complementing the exterior design. Banded precast concrete represents a distinct design motif that is repeated throughout the rec center. However, the jewel of the facility is its lobby, which features expanses of glass and clerestory windows.
Project DetailsArchitect: Warner Nease Bost Architects Inc.; Kansas City, Mo.
Aquatic Design Engineer: Water
Construction Cost: $8.59 million
Square Feet: 68,000
Occupancy: January 2005
Aerobics Flooring: Gerflor
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Performance Sports Systems
Basketball Surfaces: Connor Sports Flooring
Divider Curtains: Performance Sports Systems
Elliptical Equipment: Life Fitness
Floor Finishes: Connor Sports Flooring
Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Free Weight Equipment: Pro Star Sports Inc.
Ice Rinks Dehumidifiers: Engineered Air
Lockers: Bradley Corp.
Lockers: Lenox Locker Co.
Multipurpose Surfaces: Gerflor
Pool Chemical Control Systems: United Industries Inc. - SwimTime
Pool Gutters: United Industries Inc. - SwimTime
Pool Heaters: Lochinvar Corp.
Pool Lane Markers: United Industries Inc. - SwimTime
Pool Lighting: SPI Lighting Group
Pool Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Colorado Time & Colorado Display Systems
Pool Starting Blocks: United Industries Inc. - SwimTime
Pool Water Play Features: SCS Interactive
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Comtec Industries
Stair Climbers: Life Fitness
Stationary Bikes: Life Fitness
Strength Equipment: Pro Star Sports Inc.
Swimsuit Dryer: Extractor Corp.
Track Surfaces: Aacer Flooring LLC
Treadmills: Life Fitness
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Performance Sports Systems