Adult Wellness Center|
PB2 Architecture & Engineering
710 W. Roselawn, Rogers, AR 72756
LOCATION: Rogers, Arkansas
Date Bid: Mar 2005
Construction Period: May 2005 to Sep 2006
Total Square Feet: 55,400 Site: 10.315 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 55,400; total, 55,400 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 28’; total, 28’.
Basic Construction Type: Pre-Engineered Building/New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, EFIS.
Roof: Metal. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall,
structural Engineer: Joseph Looney & Associates - 213 Monroe Avenue, #J, Lowell, AR 72745
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Kinco Constructors, LLC - 3803 Kelley Avenue, Springdale, AR 72762
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: PB2 Architecture & Engineering - 710 W. Roselawn, Rogers, AR 72756
MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Advanced Consulting Engineers - 132 W. Kelley Dr., Rogers, AR 72756
Pool Consultant: Aquatic Design Consultants, Inc. - 33400 Cold Water Road, Louisburg, KS 66053
The citizens of one of the fastest growing areas of the country had a dream of building a state-of-the-art facility aimed at redefining aging in the growing senior population.
Mayor Steve Womack and the citizens of Rogers, Arkansas in 2002 began to act on the dream after a grassroots level of support landed the project on the ballot and voters overwhelmingly voted in favor of the concept plans and programs to be offered.
After several attempts to obtain the appropriate site that offered a central location for the community, the Parks and Recreation Department decided on a 20 acre tract in the heart of Rogers, Arkansas. The site was somewhat forgotten between an area mall and several multi family housing units and was overgrown and littered with trash.
Shortly after, in 2003, due to rising construction costs and additional program areas, Architect Delvin Nation of PB2 Architecture and Engineering modified the concept drawings to include the added program areas and brought the irregular and flowing schematic drawings into a footprint more in-keeping with the structural advantages of the pre-engineered building philosophies. The 55,000-square-foot building was constructed on time and within the revised budget.
The building is divided into two wings: the administration, mental and social wing, and the physical wing.
In the physical wing, the facility will offer physical fitness opportunities such as an indoor warm water therapy pool and an indoor four-lane lap pool. The flooring in the wet areas, locker rooms and family changing rooms is a granule impregnated epoxy floor that provides slip resistance. The wood gymnasium floor has been marked off to accommodate several sport activities such as basketball, shuffle board, pickle ball and volleyball. The running/walking track, cardiovascular and aerobic facilities feature state-of-the-art aerobic equipment and aerobic studio assures the patrons a variety of physical activities that promote flexibility but are easy on the joints.
Those who want mental stimulation and social interaction can participate in any of the arts and crafts classes offered in the two classrooms; one containing a special designed kiln room. There are two card rooms with a folding partition wall that opens into one large room for special activities. The library with a fireplace, vinyl plank floors, couches, tables and computer centers allows patrons the quiet comforts and accessibility to keep current on community events and news, or simply to indulge in a good book on loan from the Rogers Public Library. Some choose to take advantage of the demonstration kitchen where they can learn vital information and tips on nutrition and cooking techniques. The Center also proudly boosts a dining room with a catering kitchen. Conference and meeting rooms are also available.
The Center’s master plan design anticipates future outdoor walking trails and tennis courts and an outdoor pool and basketball courts. The City also donated a portion of the original acreage for a recently completed low-income senior housing complex conveniently located adjacent to the Center and the Frisco Station Mall.
The Wellness Center opened to citizens, over the age of 50, on September 25, 2006 and within eight months enrollment has exceeded to over 5500 members. Members of the Center come to enjoy friendships and participate in activities that contribute to their health and well being.
PB2 Architecture & Engineering worked in conjunction with the Kinco Constructors, LLC, Mayor Steve Womack and citizens of the City of Rogers to design and complete this project. This combined team is touted as having “thought of every need that this age group might have”. Only time will tell, but this facility is truly the only one of it’s kind in Northwest Arkansas.
DIV. 8: Entrances & Storefronts, Windows: Kawneer.
DIV. 9: VCT: Armstrong; Paint: Benjamin Moore, Themec; Gypsum:
Gypsum; Acoustic Panels: Tectum; Sports Flooring: Mondo USA; Resinous Flooring: Desco; Plastic Laminate: Wilsonart.
DIV. 13: Pre-Engineered Building: American Buildings Co.