Invensys Foxboro Branch YMCA Expansion

Invensys Foxboro Branch YMCA Expansion


Project Description

An expansion of an 18,000-square-foot facility that was built in 2000, the YMCA now efficiently combines three primary elements: a family recreation center, a childcare center and a physical therapy/rehabilitation wing. The massing and design of the YMCA respond to its setting between the town’s center and its main recreation campus by incorporating contextual forms (larger volumes are reflective of the region’s historic mill and agrarian structures) and materials such as HardiPlank siding and exposed steel.

The centerpiece of the family recreation center is a pool that accommodates a full spectrum of aquatic programming, including progressive swim instruction, aqua-therapy and water-based play. Another prime venue is the Teen Center, which features an “exergaming” zone and an outdoor Teen Terrace. The program menu is filled out by a wellness center, group exercise studios and a gymnasium with wood panel walls and striking exposed steel framing.

Project Details

Architect: Annino Associates Architects; North Attleboro, Mass.
Architect: Triangle2 Partners; Marblehead, Mass.
Construction Cost: $8.8 million
Square Feet: 56,185
Occupancy: September 2008

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic Inc.

Chemical Control Systems: Chemtrol, Div. of Santa Barbara Control Systems

Dehumidifiers: Dectron Inc.

Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic Inc.

Dryers: UniMac

Elliptical Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Free Weight Equipment: Ivanko Barbell Co. Inc.

Handicapped Equipment: Spectrum Aquatics

Lockers: Penco Products Inc.

Rowers: Concept2 CTS Inc.

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Nevco Scoreboard Company

Stair Climbers: Precor Incorporated

Stair Climbers: Life Fitness

Stationary Bikes: Life Fitness

Strength Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Surfaces, Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Surfaces, Track: Mondo

Treadmills: Life Fitness

Wall Padding: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Washers: UniMac