Burleson Recreation Center (BRiCk)

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Burleson Recreation Center (BRiCk)

Burleson, Texas 2011

Project Description

With two basketball courts, an elevated jogging track, a 25-yard lap pool, a leisure pool, locker rooms, weight and exercise rooms, group exercise rooms, and meeting and party rooms, the BRiCk provides a multiuse facility for residents of this Ft. Worth suburb.

The premise behind the design of th BRiCk was to make visual connections between the various spaces within the building. From inside the lobby, one can observe almost every main activity area. On the outside, a dynamic exterior facade features large windows to incorporate views of the aquatic, fitness and jogging track components. The second-level fitness center is also visible when approaching the entrance. The City of Burleson required “classic Texas materials,” including limestone walls and piers, corrugated galvanized metal roofing and siding, and heavy-timber construction, where possible.

A key feature of the project was collaboration with the local school district to add three additional competition swim lanes and a swim team room. The project also involved the first phase of an outdoor family aquatic facility, including a six-lane, 25-yard competitive pool with two diving boards and a plunge slide.

Project Details

Architect: GSBS Architects; North Richland Hills, Texas
Architect: Yarger Design Group Inc.; Manchester, Mo.
Facility Consultant: Ballard*King & Associates Ltd.; Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Aquatic Design Engineer: Aquatic Excellence; Austin, Texas
Construction Cost: $16 million
Square Feet: 72,850
Occupancy: May 2010

Assessment & Monitoring Equipment: Body Works Fitness Equipment

Basketball: Connor Sport Court

Cardiovascular Equipment: Body Works Fitness Equipment

Climbing Walls: Outdoor Escape

Deck/Basin Surface: Lattimore Materials Company, LP.

Entertainment Systems: Samsung

Filtration Systems: Stark Bulkhead Co.

Flooring, Aerobics: Connor Sport Court

Flooring, Fitness Center: Encore Mfg. Co. Inc.

Free-Weight Equipment: Everlast Worldwide Inc.

Gutters: Lawson Aquatics Inc.

Heaters: Lochinvar Corp.

Lighting: Hubbell Lighting Inc.

Lockers: American Locker Security Systems, Inc.

Lockers: Hollman Lockers & Courts Inc.

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Strength Equipment: Body Works Fitness Equipment

Track: Encore Mfg. Co. Inc.

Volleyball: Connor Sport Court

Water Play Features: SplashTacular Entertainment