The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (Quincy, IL)

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (Quincy, IL)

Quincy, Ill.

Project Description

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.


Project Details

Architect: Architechnics Inc.; Quincy, Ill.
Architect: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture; Denver, Colo.
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

Access Ramps/Stairs: S.R. Smith

Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

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

Climbing Walls: Entre Prises Climbing Walls

Deck/Basin Surface: Myrtha Pools USA

Dehumidifiers: Venmar CES Inc.

Divider Curtains: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Divider Curtains: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Divider Curtains: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Dryers: IPSO

Floor Covers: Covermaster Inc.

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Flooring, Aerobics: Mats Inc.

Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Flooring, Fitness Center: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Free-Weight Equipment: Matrix Fitness

Gutters: Myrtha Pools USA

Heaters: Lochinvar Corp.

Ladders/Grab Bars: Myrtha Pools USA

Lane Markers: Competitor Swim Products

Lane Markers: Competitor Swim Products

Lane Markers: Competitor Swim Products

Lighting: Insight Lighting

Lockers: Spec-Rite Designs

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Scorers Tables: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Scorers Tables: 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.

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Wall Padding: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Wall Padding: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Wall Padding: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Washers: IPSO

Water Play Features: Playtime, LLC

Water Play Features: SplashTacular Entertainment

Water Play Features: Vortex Aquatic Structures Int'l Inc.


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