Troy and Dollie Smith Family YMCA Renovation and Expansion

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Troy and Dollie Smith Family YMCA Renovation and Expansion


Project Description

It was determined in late 2005 that only 21,000 square feet of the existing 75,000-square-foot Shawnee YMCA was correctly oriented and in good enough condition to be reused. A concept plan was developed that renovated the remaining building while adding 27,500 square feet to provide for new locker rooms, a state-of-the art fitness facility and a new leisure/lap pool.

On the building’s exterior, existing block forms are broken up by orange ceramic radial forms. The new circular entry vestibule, for example, is oriented to be obvious and convenient to visitors. Inside, building elements orient around a central, linear lobby, offering visitors as many views of activities as possible from a single point of control. The lobby and lounge space also serves as the circulation pathway to the fitness spaces, locker rooms, multipurpose rooms, group exercise studios and childcare areas.

The aquatics component includes a leisure pool with water depths ranging from beach entry to four feet. Features include floor geysers, interactive spray structures, a lazy river and a water slide. The lazy river also doubles as a resistance channel for exercise, therapy and rehabilitation. Four 25-yard swim lanes provide space for competitive and lap swimming, as well as open space for swimming lessons, aqua aerobics and water games such as basketball and volleyball.

Project Details

Architect: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture; Denver, Colo.
Aquatic Design Engineer: Water Technology Inc.; Beaver Dam, Wis.
Construction Cost: $7.9 million
Square Feet: 46,627
Occupancy: June 2008

Chemical Control Systems: Siemens Water Technologies

Cleaners/Vacuums: Maytronics US Inc.

Dehumidifiers: Innovent Air Handling Equipment

Divider Curtains: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Filters: Neptune-Benson Inc.

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Flooring, Aerobics: Everlast Sports Surfacing

Handicapped Equipment: Spectrum Aquatics

Heaters: Lochinvar Corp.

Ladders/Grab Bars: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair

Lane Markers: Dal-Tile Corp.

Lockers: Scranton Products

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Scranton Products

Starting Blocks: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair

Surface: Dal-Tile Corp.

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

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

Water Play Features: WhiteWater West Industries Ltd.

Water Play Features: Recreonics Inc.