J. Leonard Levy Family Wellness Center at Shalom Park
J. Leonard Levy Family Wellness Center at Shalom ParkAurora, CO 2014
The J. Leonard Levy Family Wellness Center boasts a warm-water therapy and exercise pool; private changing rooms with showers; physical, speech and occupational rehabilitation therapy areas; a fitness center with programs and equipment specially designed and calibrated for seniors; a bistro with a coffee and juice bar; a salon; and community gathering and socialization spaces. The main entrance connects to the garden park and is fully ADA-compliant, providing users of all ranges of mobility direct access to the beautiful outdoor surroundings.
Cool purple and blue tones are accented by warm beige and white tones, visually separating the wellness center from the adjoining nursing home and creating a warm and inviting environment in which guests are encouraged to gather, converse, eat and relax. The interior design also features extra-wide corridors and extensive use of grab bars and railings.
Materials for the pool decks (exposed aggregate concrete and ceramic tile) and pool floor (Diamond Brite insoluble quartz aggregate and ceramic tile) were selected to be non-slip but also gentle on delicate feet and skin. Generous window openings provide ample daylighting, illuminating the main facility and pool area while reducing energy consumption and the need for artificial lighting. A series of windows at the west end of the aquatic center showcases majestic mountain views, enhancing the facility’s calming qualities.
Project DetailsArchitect: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
Aquatic Design Engineer: Water Technology, Inc.
General Contractor: Saunders Construction
Landscape Architect: Mundus Bishop Design
Kitchen Consultant: Ricca Newmark Design
Construction Cost: $6.1 million
Square Feet: 20,000
Occupancy: May 2012
Building Systems - Skylights: Bristolite Skylights
Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Mondo
Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Mondo
Locker/Shower - Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Locker/Shower - Flooring: American Olean
Locker/Shower - Lockers: Spec-Rite Designs
Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.
Pool Lift: S.R. Smith
Pools - Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology Inc.
Pools - Cleaners/Vacuums: Aqua Products Inc.
Pools - Deck/Basin Surface: Diamond Brite
Pools - Dehumidifiers: Innovent Air Handling Equipment
Pools - Filtration Systems: Neptune-Benson Inc.
Pools - Heaters: Lochinvar Corp.
Pools - Ladders/Grab Bars: Spectrum Aquatics
Pools - Lane Markers: Antiwave Pool Products
Pools - Sanitization Systems: Engineered Treatment Systems LLC