Family WellnessSioux Falls, SD 2007
Family Wellness, the first new YMCA facility in Sioux Falls, S.D., in 85 years, is a joint venture between the YMCA and Sanford Hospital and Health Systems. Instead of competing for members on the rapidly growing west edge of the city, the two institutions combined resources to construct a larger facility.
The conditioning center is designed as the focal point, a central open space around which nearly all program spaces are arrayed. Bright, playful colors and patterns emerge throughout the interior to reflect activity and exuberance, and large expanses of glass provide natural light and views throughout the interior.
A ring of clerestory windows wraps the central conditioning center, and a large skylight accents the welcome desk while several smaller skylights bring natural light into the locker rooms. The exterior design emphasizes primary program elements in the building?s massing. The pool, conditioning center, gymnasium and administrative/youth areas are separate, well-defined elements. Meanwhile, the use of architectural precast concrete panels and exposed structural elements helped reduce construction costs.
Project DetailsArchitect: Koch Hazard Architects; Sioux Falls, S.D.
Construction Cost: $8.3 million
Square Feet: 73,280
Occupancy: August 2006
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Performance Sports Systems
Chemical Control Systems: CAT Controllers Inc.
Court Panels/Glass: Court Co., The
Divider Curtains: Performance Sports Systems
Elliptical Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Filters: Pentair Water Pool and Spa
Floor Finishes: Connor Sports Flooring
Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Flooring, Aerobics: Connor Sports Flooring
Free Weight Equipment: Paramount Fitness Corp.
Gutters: Recreation Supply Co. Inc.
Heaters: Pentair Water Pool and Spa
Ladders/Grab Bars: S.R. Smith
Lockers: Hollman Inc.
Saunas/Whirlpools: McCoy Sauna & Steam
Stationary Bikes: Precor Incorporated
Strength Equipment: FreeMotion Fitness
Strength Equipment: Technogym USA Corp.
Surface: Connor Sports Flooring
Surfaces, Basketball: Connor Sports Flooring
Surfaces, Track: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Swimsuit Dryer: Extractor Corp.
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Performance Sports Systems
Wall Padding: Performance Sports Systems
Water Play Features: USA Slide Inc.