Student Activities Center and Trail Point Aquatics & Wellness Center

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Student Activities Center and Trail Point Aquatics & Wellness Center

Ankeny, IA 2018

Project Description

While adding square footage to the existing Building 5 on the Des Moines

Area Community College campus, the project design is organized around a main circulation zone that runs east-west through the building on a diagonal, connecting the main public entrance to the central campus quad. A black box theater and flexible meeting rooms are built as additions to the existing building to allow the required higher volumes. Renovated program space within the student union portion of the building includes administrative offices, a campus bookstore, a newspaper office, a food court, meeting and

study space, a computer lab, and gaming and additional student lounge space.

The recreation portion of the addition is two stories to accommodate an upper-level weights and fitness area and running track. The first floor includes a natatorium with pools for leisure and competition, gymnasiums, and a lobby area. Other program spaces include racquetball courts, group exercise studios, a therapy pool suite and a family center with a child watch

area. The recreation facility is open to local residents and the Ankeny School District, as well as DMACC Students, with the therapy pool suite being managed by UnityPoint Health and shared with all other entities.

The college intends to integrate its academic programs into the facility,

engaging students and the public in programs from early-childhood management to sports management and physical therapy management. All amenities have the goal of enriching the college experience for students while improving the wellness of the community.


Project Details

Architect: RDG Planning & Design
Construction Cost: $39,088,099
Square Feet: 176,300
Occupancy: January 2017

Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Kiefer U.S.A.

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

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

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

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Locker/Shower - Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: General Partitions Mfg. Co.

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

Pools - Bleachers: American Aluminum Seating Inc.

Pools - Chemical Control Systems: ChlorKing Inc.

Pools - Water Play Features: Playtime LLC

Architect Of Record

RDG Planning & Design
Des Moines, IA

Design Architect

Water's Edge Aquatic Design
Lenexa, KS

Landscape Architect

RDG Planning & Design
Des Moines, IA

Food Service Designer

Ricca Design Studios
Greenwood Village, CO

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