Facilities of Merit 2008: Town of Parker Fieldhouse
Town of Parker FieldhouseParker, CO 2008
Year in Showcase: 2008
"Vibrant" was a word used to describe the Town of Parker Fieldhouse, which one judge likened to a ?Big Bang? of color and activity. The building?s exterior presents a variety of colors, textures and angles, with certain repeated forms creating an overall sense of structural harmony. Once inside, visitors experience views into and between various activity spaces, including a gymnasium, a fitness center, a running track, an inline hockey rink, and a 170-by-85-foot synthetic turf field. Multiple open stairways, exposed beams, buffed concrete floors and overhead light fixtures lend an industrial loft feel to the building?s circulation points, while, fittingly, the 25-foot climbing wall and attached bouldering structure are placed next to a two-story glass wall offering mountain views. Judges remarked on the wide variety of activity spaces accommodated within this functional, cost-effective, ?energetic? facility.
Compressed plan, with a very functional and clear flow. Great cost control and innovative use of pre-manufactured building systems.
— Tom Poulos
Appealing industrial interior finishes and colors integrate well with the pre-engineered high-bay structures in a surprisingly transparent and open plan. Exterior elevations are alive with vernacular character and color.
— Kirk von Spaeth
Appropriately integrated and expressive use of pre-engineered structural system in sync with the playful collage of programs.
— John Kane
Project DetailsArchitect: Sink Combs Dethlefs; Denver, Colo.
ASSOCIATED FIRM: Norris Design Denver, Colo.
Major facility components: Synthetic turf field, inline rink, basketball/volleyball courts, batting cages, climbing wall, running track, fitness center
Funded by: Municipal bonds
Construction Cost: $12.4 million
Square Feet: 100,000
Occupancy: June 2007
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Bleachers/Grandstands: Becker Arena Products Inc.
Climbing Walls: Entre Prises Climbing Walls
Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Elliptical Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Lockers: Scranton Products
Pre-Engineered: Chief Building
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Nevco Scoreboard Company
Stationary Bikes: Cybex International Inc.
Strength Equipment: Hoist Fitness Systems
Strength Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Surface: FieldTurf Tarkett
Surfaces, Basketball: Connor Sport Court International
Surfaces, Multipurpose: Connor Sport Court International
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Jaypro Sports LLC
Wall Padding: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.