Campbell County Recreation Center

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Campbell County Recreation Center

Gillette, Wyo. 2011

Project Description

Rich in energy reserves and located near Devils Tower National Monument, burgeoning Campbell County sought to build a facility that will meet the anticipated need for program space. Concurrently, the school district had a need for a sports training and event venue. Together, the entities constructed a multifunctional center that reflects the unique locale.

Inside, the orientation infuses light into key areas, while clerestory glass at the edges allows the sun to penetrate all spaces. The palette of sage, buff, azure and ochre was derived directly from the landscape. Exterior materials work their way inside vast glass planes, creating visual continuity. Transparency throughout the facility is augmented by graphic displays, a stamped and colored concrete pool deck, simulated-hide-upholstered furniture, sculpted elements that define spaces and contemporary metal artwork.

Sandwiched between the Big Horn Mountains and the Black Hills, the Powder River Basin is characterized by the stretching grasslands that give way to outbursts of canted bluffs against the clear, unbroken sky. Inspired by the shifting pattern of light and texture across the landscape, the building’s massing and exterior materials reflect those rhythms. Angular and curving elements break down large masses and solid forms, while the climbing tower centerpiece looms high above the entry canopy.

Project Details

Architect: Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative; Denver, Colo.
Programming Consultant: Ballard*King & Associates Ltd.; Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Construction Cost: $51.9 million
Square Feet: 184,322
Occupancy: April 2010

Access Ramps/Stairs: Swim Lift

Basketball: Action Floor Systems LLC

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Spalding

Bleachers/Grandstands: Hussey Seating Co.

Bleachers/Grandstands: Irwin Telescopic Seating

Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology Inc.

Cleaners/Vacuums: Maxi-Sweep Inc.

Cleaners/Vacuums: Stingl Products LLC

Climbing Walls: Eldorado Climbing Walls

Court Panels/Glass Walls: Hollman Lockers & Courts Inc.

Deck/Basin Surface: YMC

Dehumidifiers: Trane

Divider Curtains: Spalding

Diving Boards: S.R. Smith

Entertainment Systems: MediaLogix

Filtration Systems: Nemato Corp.

Filtration Systems: Pentair Water Pool and Spa

Floor Covers: Mondo

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Flooring, Aerobics: Action Floor Systems LLC

Flooring, Fitness Center: Milliken & Company

Gutters: Myrtha Pools USA

Heaters: Triangle Tube / Buderus Boilers

Ladders/Grab Bars: Smith

Lane Markers: Competitor Swim Products

Lighting: Northern Electric

Lighting: Amerlite


Multipurpose: Mondo

Racquetball/Squash Courts: Aacer Flooring

Sanitization Systems: ETS UV Technology

Saunas/Whirlpools: CEM

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Colorado Time Systems

Shower/Toilet Partitions: PSISCS

Sound Systems: MediaLogix

Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp.

Tennis: Mondo

Tennis Court Nets/Posts: Spalding

Track: Mondo

Track & Field Equipment: USC Pole Vault

Volleyball: Action Floor Systems LLC

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Spalding

Wall Padding: Spalding

Water Play Features: Water Odyssey

Water Play Features: Koala Kare Products, A Div. of Bobrick

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