Lewisville, TX
Construction Cost: $40,274,938
Area / Square Feet: 87,950 SF
Occupancy Date: October 2020

Thrive is a multigenerational facility born out of the purpose of providing a hub of engagement and enrichment for local residents. The facility traces its origins to community members who fought for it. Under the Lewisville 2025 plan, named for the year the city will celebrate its 100th anniversary, the community adopted a shared vision for its future. The design and development of a full-service recreation center were considered most integral to the plan.

Amenities include a gymnasium; a natatorium complete with a lazy river, a lap pool, a zero-depth entry, play features, an activity area and enclosed three-story slides; a fitness space with cardio and weight training equipment; an indoor track; fitness studios; an indoor playground and more.

A window well was added from the fitness area down into universal changing rooms to the pool below. The skylight allows natural light into a traditionally windowless space. Additionally, the light tower formed from the skylight organically constructed a separation of two distinct, but subtle recreation atmospheres. A custom wood-clad feature along the senior corridor provided built-in planters for interior biophilia — mentally tying the space to warmer natural elements. Oversized clerestory windows allow natural light to flood the entire building, capitalizing on the meaningful theme of connecting to natural elements and celebrating changing light effects. The light fixtures across the corridor are long, thin and almost invisible to mimic fireflies, twinkling and sparkling to entice passersby.