Award of Merit, Sports/Entertainment: The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Phoenix South Mountain, Phoenix

Photo by Mark Boisclair Photography
The project includes a recreation facility, community area and aquatics center.

This facility helps promote a sense of place and inclusion for an area of South Phoenix sorely in need of a community center. The LEED-Gold building has a diverse array of components for one structure, including a 350-seat chapel, banquet halls, classrooms, library and child care space. The recreation and fitness center includes basketball courts, a rock-climbing wall, boxing rings and dance studios. The aquatics center adds swimming pools, water slides and a lazy river. The design varies color, texture and lighting to differentiate all of these different functions. To raise $15 million of local money in order to trigger a larger grant to fund the project, the team used BIM to create an early fly-through model that got potential donors excited about the facility.

Key Players

Contractor: Haydon Building Corp., Phoenix

Owner: The Salvation Army, Phoenix

Lead Design: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, Denver

Local Architect: Dick & Fritsche Design Group, Phoenix

Civil Engineer: Zell Co., Phoenix

MEP: GLUMAC Intl., Seattle

Construction Manager: Sigma Contracting, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Submitted by Haydon Building Corp.