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  Adaptive Physical Development Facility, Yuba College, Page 46Adaptive Physical Development Facility, Yuba College
2120 29th Street, #1, Sacramento, CA 95818

Marysville, California
Total Square Feet: 4,056
Construction Period: Feb 2004 to Oct 2004

Buehler & Buehler Associates - 600 Q Street, #200, Sacramento, CA 95814
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Feather River Commerical Construction - 1110 Civic Center Boulevard, Yuba City, CA 95992
MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Sigma Engineering - 3517 Marconi Avenue, #204, Sacramento, CA 95821
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Capitol City Design - 1751 Cebrian Street, West Sacramento, CA 95691
COST ESTIMATOR: Bleckmann Construction Estimating - 2421 Rio Bravo Circle, Sacramento, CA 95826

The Yuba College Campus is situated in the California Central Valley town of Marysville, and is an eclectic collection of low-rise 1950's and 1960's Classroom Buildings of masonry and plaster. Tucked into a far corner of the campus is the newly constructed Adaptive Physical Development Facility, strategically located adjacent to vehicle access, parking, and the Campus Gymnasium facilities.

Planning and programming for this facility, which provides an active outlet for physically challenged students, began in the 1990's. Patience and dedication, and after close to ten years of waiting, finally led to a state level of priority for the facility. Through the course of the ten years, the size, location, and function of the Adaptive Physical Development Facility changed, moved, and reinvented itself.

The facility in its final form remains a Development Facility for Disabled Students, as well as a Medical Rehabilitation Center for students and student athletes. Programming and careful planning allows joint uses of the facility.

The facility was required to fit a small footprint of +/- 4,000 square feet. Space includes two large multi-use classroom areas, divided by a central core area. This central core area contains the Hydro Room, with three whirlpool tubs for rehabilitation, and a 12-foot long swim spa for aquatic exercising. The Spa Room and the Hydro Room, along with the Toilet Rooms, are interconnected for compatibility of use, function, and maintenance. The Hydro Room and Spa Room are both adjacent to a central office, with observation windows for safeguarding of the students.

The compactness of the footprint of the facility is countered by the volume of the classroom spaces and the abundance of windows for natural daylighting and vistas. The high volume of the Adaptive PE Room allows the use of exercise equipment in a group environment in a very open atmosphere. The windows are operable, and allow the spring breezes to flow through the room. The Assessment Room is not a dark and gloomy clinic, but shares in the same openness and daylighting as the Adaptive PE Room.

Construction is simple concrete slabon- grade, with wood framing and plywood shear walls. A three-coat plaster system envelopes the exterior of the building, banded with four-inch reveal strips to establish a scale for the building. The plaster is color-coated, than painted, with the upper bands having a contrasting color.

Even though the Adaptive Physical Development Facility is located on the back side of the campus, this structure soon became a recognizable structure on the campus. Although this facility is one of the taller structures on campus, the mass of the building is broken into different volumes with painted striping for a playful, scaled appearance, and welcomes students to participate.

DIV 07:
Built-Up: ConGlas; Metal: AEP Span a division as ASC Profiles; Insulation: Johns Manville.
DIV 08: Metal Doors & Frames: CECO; Hardware: Schlage, Von Duprin, Hager, LCN, Pemko.
DIV 09: Plaster: Omega Products; Acoustical Treatment: Armstrong; Carpet: Patcraft; Rubber Base: Johnsonite; VCT: Armstrong; FRP: Marlite; Paint: ICI.
DIV 15: Plumbing Fixtures: Eljer, Chicago Faucets.
DIV 16: Fixtures: Daybrite, Capri.

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