The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

Phoenix, Ariz.

Project Description

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 Details

Architect: 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: Columbia

Lighting: Recreonics Inc.

Lockers: Scranton Products

Multipurpose: Mondo

Pool Slide: SplashTacular Entertainment

Pre-Engineered Structures: Cambridge Architectural (Mesh)

Sanitization Systems: ETS

Scoreboards: Daktronics Inc.

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.

Skylights: Acralight

Soccer Goals: PW Athletics Mfg. Co.

Strength Equipment: Title Boxing (Boxing Equipment)

Tennis Nets/Posts: Hayneedle, Inc (Roll-N-Fold Soccer Goals)

Track: Mondo

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.


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