525 Broadway Street, Alexandria, MN 56308
Location: Alexandria, Minnesota
Date Bid: Jan 2009 Construction Period: Jan 2009 to June
Total Square Feet: 55,150 Site: 15.5 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 40,650; second floor, 14,500; total,
55,150 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 13’ 8”; second floor, 13’ 8”;
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, curtain wall, precast concrete, metal
panel. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete, precast.
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.
Construction Manager: ORB Management Corporation - 123 3rd Avenue
E., Alexandria, MN 56308
Mechanical Engineer: Design Tree Engineering and Land Surveying,
Inc. - 120 17th Avenue West, Alexandria, MN 56308
Electrical Engineer: Ulteig Engineers, Inc. - 3350 38th Avenue
S., Fargo, ND 58104
Structural Engineer: Haines Gipson & Associates - 324 Broadway
Street, Alexandria, MN 56308
Aquatic Consultant: Water Technology, Inc. - 100 Park Avenue,
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
The Alexandria YMCA called on JLG to design a new 56,000 square foot
YMCA facility. Working alongside the national YMCA, Young People's
Place, and select community partners, the team is realizing a dream for
kids, teens, seniors, and families. Features designed into the YMCA
facility include a full-service day care center, a lap pool, a leisure
pool with slide, and a state-of-the-art health center that over looks
the gymnasium and front lobby.
The purpose of the Alexandria YMCA is to build strong kids, strong
families, and strong communities. Alexandria is both a summer vacation
destination and a manufacturing and service business location.
Consequently, there is also a great need for before and after school
childcare. Since the YMCA is the only community center in the area,
demand is high for the YMCA's programs and services. Built with the
expectation of the continued demand for the YMCA's programs and
Alexandria's projected population growth, the building is designed with
future expansion in mind to meet the needs of the community years into
The facility in laid out in such a way that programmatic elements, and
participants, are as interconnected and engaged as possible. The lower
floor of the facility houses the child watch area, gymnasium, aquatic
center, locker rooms, and administrative offices. Partnered with the
Young People's Place, the youth facilities are separated physically from
the main part of the facility, but still hold a visual connection to the
main facility via a glazed wall that adjoins the main lobby of the
center. The upper floor is home to the track, wellness center, and
studio space. The track overlooks the gymnasium on one side and the
aquatics center on the other, allowing the runner to experience all the
areas of the facility while generating a dynamic, interactive,
atmosphere throughout. The wellness center is set within the footprint
of the track, overlooking rest of the facility, fully engaging the
participants of the health center with the rest of the facility.
The Alexandria YMCA has proven to be highly successful with the
community and has currently begun moving forward with expansion plans.
With state-of-the-art health facilities and a dedicated community, the
Alexandria YMCA is expected to thrive within the local community for
years to come.
Building Envelope: Fabon Roofing: Carlisle Syntec
Windows: Kawneer Curtain Wall: Kawneer
Entrances & Storefronts: CMI Architectural Products
Interior: Sherwin Williams Flooring: Robbins Sports Floor
Elevators: Otis Elevator Company Lighting: GE Lighting