The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community CenterPhoenix, Ariz. 2013
The 137,000-square-foot Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in the Phoenix South Mountain area is one of the largest such facilities in the country. The project includes four major programmatic components: worship, community and education; family life and personal development; recreation; and aquatics. The center also includes such distinct components as a boxing center, a performing arts center and a library.
The Kroc Center’s entry atrium at the confluence of the building’s L-shaped footprint represents “a beacon of hope” and generates a wow factor — welcoming guests into a commanding double-height clerestory space with dynamic views into the pool and adjacent activity spaces.
The center’s exterior uses indigenous materials, while the interior design reflects both the natural and cultural environments, utilizing a color palette that reflects the neutral colors of the desert with bright accents found in desert flowers, plants and animals.
In each area of the building, color, materials and furniture were selected to emphasize warm and comfortable spaces that encourage patrons and visitors to stay awhile.
Project DetailsArchitect: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture; Denver, Colo.
ARCHITECT OF RECORD: Dick & Fritsche Design Group; Phoenix, Ariz.
AQUATIC DESIGN ENGINEER: Water Technology Inc.; Beaver Dam, Wis.
PROGRAMMING CONSULTANT: The Sports Management Group; Berkeley, Calif.
Construction Cost: $33 million
Square Feet: 137,000
Occupancy: May 2012
Access Ramps/Stairs: Myrtha Pools USA
Basketball: Connor Sports
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Spalding
Bleachers/Grandstands: BSN Sports
Boxing Equipment: Everlast Worldwide Inc.
Bulkheads: Myrtha Pools USA
Cardiovascular Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Cardiovascular Equipment: Gym Source
Cardiovascular Equipment: Med-Fit Systems
Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Cardiovascular Equipment: SPRI
Chemical Control Systems: Myrtha Pools USA
Cleaners/Vacuums: Recreonics Inc.
Climbing Walls: Entre-Prises Climbing Walls
Dashers: BSN Sports
Dehumidifiers: Innovent Air Handling Equipment
Divider Curtains: Spalding
Entertainment Systems: BSN Sports
Filtration Systems: Nemato Corp.
Filtration Systems: Neptune-Benson Inc.
Floor Covers: Covermaster Inc.
Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Flooring, Aerobics: Fit Supply (Spinning bike mats)
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Football Goal Posts: PW Athletics Mfg. Co.
Gutters: Myrtha Pools USA
Heaters: Recreonics Inc.
Ladders/Grab Bars: Spectrum Aquatics
Lane Markers: Recreonics Inc.
Lighting: Recreonics Inc.
Lockers: Scranton Products
Pool Slide: SplashTacular Entertainment
Pre-Engineered Structures: Cambridge Architectural (Mesh)
Sanitization Systems: ETS
Scoreboards: Daktronics Inc.
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.
Soccer Goals: PW Athletics Mfg. Co.
Strength Equipment: Title Boxing (Boxing Equipment)
Tennis Nets/Posts: Hayneedle, Inc (Roll-N-Fold Soccer Goals)
Track & Field Equipment: Arizona Machinery, LLC (Gator)
Track & Field Equipment: BSN Sports
Track & Field Equipment: Horizon Distributors (Mowers, blower, trimmer)
Track & Field Equipment: Tru Mark Athletic Field Marker (Field Stencil)
Volleyball: Connor Sports
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports
Wall Padding: Artistic Coverings
Water Play Features: Vortex Aquatic Structures Int'l Inc.