The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (Green Bay, WI)

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The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (Green Bay, WI)

Green Bay, Wis. 2012

Project Description

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center's interlocking three-part design embodies the three primary components of the facility's mission statement — to strengthen, enrich and encourage the lives of children, adults, families and seniors with positive, life-changing experiences. The development of the facility considered all ages and abilities, as well as sensitivity to local ecology and regional history.

From the exterior, the center's three wings are independently defined by diverse combinations of locally produced cut stone, brick and metal panel. A solid base of burnished concrete masonry unifies the various design elements. The visible structure of concrete masonry units serves to unify the exterior aesthetic expression with the building’s interior.

The regular proportions and regimented fenestration pattern of the gymnasium, fitness center and aquatic center offer views into these areas from the play fields and exterior paths, and from inside the building, along the Gallery Main Street. Deftly balanced between the two dynamic wings, the community space's interiors offer rooms specifically tailored to their target audiences.

The iconic steeple and clerestory bathe the chapel interior in soft daylight, while the south narthex window washes the narthex in light filtered through an etched wall of glass at the rear of the chapel. These various daylighting strategies imbue the chapel with different lighting effects throughout the day, enriching the spiritual qualities of the space.

Project Details

Architect: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture; Denver, Colo.
ARCHITECT OF RECORD: Berners-Schober; Green Bay, Wis.
AQUATIC DESIGN ENGINEER: Water Technology Inc.; Beaver Dam, Wis.
OPERATIONAL CONSULTANT: Ballard*King & Associates Ltd.; Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Construction Cost: $22 million
Square Feet: 130,000
Occupancy: August 2011

Access Ramps/Stairs: Neuman Pools Inc.

Basketball: Baseman Floors Inc.

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic Inc.

Bleachers: Neuman Pools Inc.

Bulkheads: Neuman Pools Inc.

Chemical Control Systems: Neuman Pools Inc.

Cleaners/Vacuums: Neuman Pools Inc.

Deck/Basin Surface: Neuman Pools Inc.

Dehumidifiers: Neuman Pools Inc.

Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic Inc.

Diving Boards: Neuman Pools Inc.

Filtration Systems: Neuman Pools Inc.

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Flooring, Aerobics: Baseman Floors Inc.

Gutters: Neuman Pools Inc.

Heaters: Neuman Pools Inc.

Ladders/Grab Bars: Neuman Pools Inc.

Lane Markers: Neuman Pools Inc.

Lighting: Cooper Lighting

Lockers: Lyon Workspace Products

Multipurpose: Baseman Floors Inc.

Sanitization Systems: Neuman Pools Inc.

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.

Sound Systems: JBL Professional

Track: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Wall Padding: Porter Athletic Inc.

Water Play Features: Neuman Pools Inc.