Campbell County Recreation Center
Campbell County Recreation CenterGillette, Wyo.
Rich in energy reserves and located near Devils Tower National Monument, burgeoning Campbell County sought to build a facility that will meet the anticipated need for program space. Concurrently, the school district had a need for a sports training and event venue. Together, the entities constructed a multifunctional center that reflects the unique locale.
Inside, the orientation infuses light into key areas, while clerestory glass at the edges allows the sun to penetrate all spaces. The palette of sage, buff, azure and ochre was derived directly from the landscape. Exterior materials work their way inside vast glass planes, creating visual continuity. Transparency throughout the facility is augmented by graphic displays, a stamped and colored concrete pool deck, simulated-hide-upholstered furniture, sculpted elements that define spaces and contemporary metal artwork.
Sandwiched between the Big Horn Mountains and the Black Hills, the Powder River Basin is characterized by the stretching grasslands that give way to outbursts of canted bluffs against the clear, unbroken sky. Inspired by the shifting pattern of light and texture across the landscape, the building’s massing and exterior materials reflect those rhythms. Angular and curving elements break down large masses and solid forms, while the climbing tower centerpiece looms high above the entry canopy.
Project DetailsArchitect: Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative; Denver, Colo.
Programming Consultant: Ballard*King & Associates Ltd.; Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Construction Cost: $51.9 million
Square Feet: 184,322
Occupancy: April 2010
Access Ramps/Stairs: Swim Lift
Basketball: Action Floor Systems LLC
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Spalding
Bleachers/Grandstands: Hussey Seating Co.
Bleachers/Grandstands: Irwin Telescopic Seating
Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology Inc.
Cleaners/Vacuums: Maxi-Sweep Inc.
Cleaners/Vacuums: Stingl Products LLC
Climbing Walls: Eldorado Climbing Walls
Court Panels/Glass Walls: Hollman Lockers & Courts Inc.
Deck/Basin Surface: YMC
Divider Curtains: Spalding
Diving Boards: S.R. Smith
Entertainment Systems: MediaLogix
Filtration Systems: Nemato Corp.
Filtration Systems: Pentair Water Pool and Spa
Floor Covers: Mondo
Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Flooring, Aerobics: Action Floor Systems LLC
Flooring, Fitness Center: Milliken & Company
Gutters: Myrtha Pools USA
Heaters: Triangle Tube / Buderus Boilers
Ladders/Grab Bars: Smith
Lane Markers: Competitor Swim Products
Lighting: Northern Electric
Racquetball/Squash Courts: Aacer Flooring
Sanitization Systems: ETS UV Technology
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Colorado Time Systems
Shower/Toilet Partitions: PSISCS
Sound Systems: MediaLogix
Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp.
Tennis Court Nets/Posts: Spalding
Track & Field Equipment: USC Pole Vault
Volleyball: Action Floor Systems LLC
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Spalding
Wall Padding: Spalding
Water Play Features: Water Odyssey
Water Play Features: Koala Kare Products, A Div. of Bobrick
Water Play Features: Vortex Aquatic Structures Int'l Inc.