Dennis Mires, P.A., The Architects
697 Union Street, Manchester, NH 03104
Nashua, New Hampshire
Date Bid: Feb 2010 Construction Period: May 2010 to May
2011 Total Square Feet: 49,980 Site: 2.774 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 37,200; second floor, 12,780; total,
Building Height: First floor, 14’8”; floor to floor, 14’8”;
Basic Construction Type: IIB/New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick,
curtain wall. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall, CMU.
Projected and/or Modeled Energy Usage KBTU/SF/YR: 104.
Associate Architect: Triangle2 Partners - 130 W. 30th Street, New
York, NY 10001
Structural Engineer: SW&C Engineering - 857 Wellington Road,
Manchester, NH 03104
Construction Manager & Cost Estimator: Harvey Construction Corp.
- 10 Harvey Road, Bedford, NH 03110
Mechanical Engineer: Design Day Mechanicals - 369 Page Hill Road,
New Ipswich, NH 03071
Electrical Engineer: Reno Engineering & Light Design - 1 Reno
Road, Marlow, NH 03546
Geotechnical Engineer: GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. - 380 Harvey
Road, Manchester, NH 03103
The site for the Greater Nashua YMCA was a City owned parcel adjacent to
a community hockey rink, community football/soccer stadium and historic
public park with walking trails. Part of the site was over a former
landfill that had to be monitored while appropriately removed. The site
was then capped and vented under the slab on grade building. The site
was at the edge of an existing parking lot that is shared with the other
community recreational facilities.
The site suggested a long, thin building plan organized along a double
loaded spine with an aquatics facility on the south side, the gymnasium
at the other end with the locker rooms and studios in between. A
conference/lounge overlooks the aquatics facility. The kids spaces have
direct access to the fenced playground. The fitness area is on the
second level overlooking the pool with a walking track that circles the
gym. The building is designed to accept a second floor addition of
approximately 5,600 square feet over the Kid Stop and multi-purpose
spaces that would expand the second floor fitness capacity and provide
The open concept is an effort to maximize natural light and to encourage
the users to be aware of all the activities available at the facility
while still creating a sense of place for each activity. Lighting,
materials, and colors are used to enhance this concept. The building
provides a high performance envelope. The HVAC system includes natural
gas fired high performance boilers with water source heat pumps, cooling
tower and remote ERV ventilation. The aquatics center is treated with a
dehumidifier and large ceiling fan.
Building Envelope: James Hardie, ATAS, Reynobond Gypsum:
Georgia Pacific Interior: Lock-Deck Laminated Decking
Roofing: Firestone Flooring: Robbins, Nora, Armstrong
Window, Curtain Wall: YKK AP
Entrances & Storefronts: YKK AP & Kawneer Daylighting: Kalwall
Lighting: Precision, Lithonia, Lightoli