Kingsport Family YMCA|
Lose & Associates, Inc.
1314 5th Avenue, N., #200, Nashville, TN 37208
Date Bid: Oct 2011 Construction Period: Dec 2011 to Apr
Total Square Feet: 40,007 Site: 15.80 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 22,457; second floor, 17,550; total,
40,007 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 14’; second floor, 16’; total, 30’.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls:
CMU, brick, EIFS, storefront. Roof: Asphalt shingles, membrane.
Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall, storefront.
Structural Engineer: Spoden & Wilson Engineers, Inc. - 338 E.
Center Street, #2, Kingsport, TN 37660
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Power Management Corporation -
60 Music Square, E., #300, Nashville, TN 37203
General Contractor: Denark Construction - 1635 Western Avenue,
Knoxville, TN 37921
Interior Design Services: Gro Development, LLC - 34B High Street,
Marblehead, MA 01945
The City of Kingsport desired to develop a year-round aquatic facility
that could also serve as a competition venue to host swim meets and
increase tourism. The The Greater Kingsport Family YMCA also had
expansion plans for a new recreation facility, years in the making. This
would offer regional citizens of Kingsport additional wellness and
fitness opportunities. In a wise collaborative effort, the City of
Kingsport and the Greater Kingsport Family YMCA developed a partnership,
to utilize a donated property site from Eastman Chemical Company. This
project is being developed as a single, shared facility that will offer
individual or dual memberships for the Aquatic Center and YMCA
components. The City payed the capital cost for the aquatics facilities
and majority of site development, while the YMCA payed for their portion
of site work and building construction. The overall master plan for the
facility has been developed to allow for both aquatic and wellness
facilities to be expanded in the future. Lose & Associates was the prime
designer for this two-in-one, $23 million project. Lose & Associates
developed preliminary and final designs, construction documents, bidding
documentation, and cost estimates along with providing full project
coordination and construction administration services for both
Access and registration to the YMCA is provided at a shared center
reception area in the main lobby. The facility is designed to allow for
transparency and direct visual relationship between the two property
operations, between interior amenities and between the indoor and
outdoor environments. Extensive indoor wellness amenities are provided
for the YMCA portion of the facility. They include: administrative
offices, lockers and restrooms, multipurpose meeting spaces, a gymnasium
with plans for a future elevated walking track, two wellness work-out
zones, cardio rooms, a child watch room, a family adventure room, and a
physical therapy tenant suite in partnership with the local Wellmont
Medical Center healthcare system. Outdoor components include a child
play area and multi-use fields designated for future YMCA expansion. The
facility has been designed to allow for direct crossover member use and
interaction from the YMCA to the Aquatic facility components.
Both facilities feature energy-efficient and environmentally friendly
design practices such as high efficiency water-source heat pump heating
and cooling systems and utilities; daylight harvesting with an automated
sensing lighting system; enhanced site storm water collection and
management including rain gardens and pervious concrete parking spaces;
an electric traction elevator which reduces heat and standby electrical
loading; a white, low-slope membrane roofing with skylights; enhanced
wall and roof insulation thickness values with high R-Value window
systems for enhanced thermal capacity. The building costs in this case
study are for the Greater Kingsport Family YMCA. The costs for the
aquatic center are not included.
The Greater Kingsport YMCA was recognized as a winner of the 2014
NuHights Design Awards by Vulcraft/Verco Group. The NuHeights Design
Awards recognize outstanding design, architecture and the diverse
applications of building with steel.
Steel Joists, Steel Joist Girders, and Steel Decking:
Vulcraft Group, a
Building Envelope: BASF, General Shale Brick, Arriscraft
Roofing: GenFlex, CertainTeed
Windows, Entrances, Storefronts & Curtain Wall: Tubelite
Flooring: HTC Floor System by K & J Concrete Polishing, American
Olean, Action Floor Systems, Mannington, Mats Inc.
Interior: Georgia Pacific, Devoe Paint, Armstrong
Daylighting, Skylights: Sunwave
Lighting: Axis, Cooper, Astralite, Columbia, Hubbell Outdoor