Apex Centre

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Apex Centre

McKinney, TX 2018

Project Description

Beginning in the late 2000s, the city of McKinney, Texas, recognized a need to build its first recreation center. Facility tours, program options and feasibility studies began in earnest in the early 2010s. The final project was conceived primarily as an aquatics and fitness center in order to sustain itself operationally.

The design team met the challenge of a deceptively sloping site with a split-level design. Patrons enter the building on the second of three levels. From this control point, they can see almost all that the building has to offer, with views overlooking the aquatics areas, directly into fitness areas to the track above, and into the gymnasium and exercise wing. Abundant views across

spaces make the building intuitive, inviting, and easy to observe and control.

Design cues were borrowed from disparate site elements and fused into a final design that stands on its own without looking like a collage. Strict city masonry design requirements informed the material palette selection, combined with the openness of the program. A park-like parking lot eschews

the typical sea of pavement, knitting the building into the fabric of Gabe Nesbitt Park.

The project has been a smashing success, with more than 5,400 memberships representing more than 18,000 individuals.


Project Details

Architect: Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects
Construction Cost: $31,700,00
Square Feet: 81,416
Occupancy: January 2017

Acoustical panels: Tectum Inc., Troy Acoustics, Conwed

ADA Lifts: S.R.Smith

Building Systems - Pre-Engineered Structures: InPro Shade Solutions

Building Systems - Skylights: Bristolite; Solatube

Continuous linear track light: Winona

Destratification fans: Big Ass Solutions

Fencing: Ameristar Fence Products

Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Johnsonite

Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Draper Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Draper Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Cooper Lighting

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

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Draper Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Wall Padding: Draper Inc.

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Track: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Laundry - Dryers: UniMac

Laundry - Washers: UniMac

Locker/Shower - Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp., Horizon Italian Tile

Locker/Shower - Lockers: Columbia Lockers

Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: Accurate Partitions Corp.

Locker/Shower - Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp./ SUITMATE

Natatorium roof deck: Epic Metals Corp.

Operable Partitions: Modernfold Inc.

Pool edge handhold tile: Buchtal

Pool Pumps : Aurora Pumps

Pools - Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology, Inc.

Pools - Cleaners/Vacuums: Harmsco; AquaProducts

Pools - Deck/Basin Surface: Diamond Brite

Pools - Dehumidifiers: Dectron Inc.

Pools - Diving Boards: Durafirm/Duraflex International

Pools - Filtration Systems: Neptune Benson Inc.

Pools - Ladders/Grab Bars: Spectrum Aquatics

Pools - Lane Markers: AntiWave Pool Products; Daltile

Pools - Lighting: SPI Lighting Inc.

Pools - Sanitization Systems: Pulsar; G.H. Stenner & Co.; ETS

Pools - Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Colorado Time Systems

Pools - Starting Blocks: Spectrum Aquatics

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

Water slides: SplashTacular Entertainment

Architect Of Record

Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects
Dallas, TX

Design Architect

Moody Nolan
Columbus, OH

Aquatic Engineer

Counsilman-Hunsaker
St. Louis, MO

Landscape Architect

Mesa Design Group
Dallas, TX

MEP/T Engineers

ME Engineers
Dallas, TX

Structural Engineer

L.A. Fuess Partners
Dallas, TX

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