Excelsior Springs Community Center

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Excelsior Springs Community Center

Excelsior Springs, MO 2017

Project Description

Located on a highly visible site shared with school district facilities, the new community center offers a variety of amenities for members of all ages, including a gymnasium with an elevated walking track, an indoor pool, a weight room, racquetball courts, studio fitness space, event rooms, a catering kitchen and a childcare center. Design inspiration was drawn from the steeply sloping site, the city’s mineral water heritage and the human body.

Rather than flattening the site, activity zones were organized to step down the hillside. Inside, a ramped circulation spine connects all interior spaces and acts as an extended exercise path. Similar to the body’s concealed systems (muscular, skeletal, circulatory), a building’s concealed systems (mechanical, structural, electrical) are essential to its function. Rather than hide these systems, the design highlights their contribution to the building’s aesthetic.

The architecture and interior design drew from Mayan traditions related to water and water gods. Each activity zone is accented with a distinctive color, inspired by the WPA-era Hall of Waters, a beautiful Art Deco building that once served as a bottling facility for the healing mineral waters of Excelsior Springs. In addition to creating a dynamic environment, the color scheme also serves a wayfinding function within the facility.

Project Details

Architect: SFS Architecture
Architect: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
Construction Cost: $15,300,000
Square Feet: 50,000
Occupancy: October 2016

2 Building Systems - Skylights: Pinnacle Skylight System

Building Systems - Skylights: Wasco

Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Matrix Fitness

Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Matrix Fitness

Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Matrix Fitness

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Performance Sports Systems

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Bleachers/Grandstands: DGJD Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Flextronics

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scorers Tables: Mity-Lite Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: QSC Audio Amplifiers

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: Community Professional Loudspeakers

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Performance Sports Systems

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Wall Padding: Performance Sports Systems

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Taraflex Sports Flooring

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Taraflex Sports Flooring

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Racquetball/Squash Courts: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Locker/Shower - Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Locker/Shower - Lockers: Summit Lockers Inc.

Locker/Shower - Saunas/Whirlpools: Dal-Tile Corp.

Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: AMPCO Stainless Steel

Pools - Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology, Inc.

Pools - Deck/Basin Surface: SGM

Pools - Deck/Basin Surface: Dal-Tile Corp.

Pools - Dehumidifiers: PoolPak International

Pools - Filtration Systems: Neptune Benson Inc.

Pools - Gutters: Dal-Tile Corp.

Pools - Gutters: Neptune Benson Inc.

Pools - Gutters: Lawson Aquatics Inc.

Pools - Heaters: Weil-McClain Maxi-Flo Pool Heaters

Pools - Ladders/Grab Bars: Spectrum Aquatics

Pools - Lane Markers: Competitor Swim

Pools - Lighting: SPI Lighting Inc.

Pools - Sanitization Systems: Neptune Benson Inc.

Pools - Water Play Features: Vortex Aquatic Structures Int'l Inc.

Pools - Water Play Features: Avalanche Waterslides

Racquetball/Squash Courts - Court Panels/Glass Walls: Strongwall Sport Surfaces Inc.

Architect Of Record

SFS Architecture
Kansas City, MO

Associate Architect

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
Denver, CO

Aquatic Engineer

Water Technology, Inc.
Beaver Dam, WI

Landscape Architect

Kansas City, MO

Market Analysis

Ballard*King Associates
Highlands Ranch, CO