Family Wellness

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Family Wellness

Sioux Falls, SD 2007

Project Description

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 Details

Architect: 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.