Excelsior Springs Community Center
Design of a multi-generational community center with community spaces, recreation and fitness amenities, indoor aquatics and administrative and support spaces
Develop a business plan, facility program and design for a community center that is affordable to develop, operate and maintain and that offers programming for users of all ages and abilities.
A community-based planning process was used to study the feasibility of developing a multi-purpose community recreation center and to develop programming, a business plan and conceptual facility design. A variety of tools were utilized to engage the public in the process, including MindMixer - an online public engagement forum. Data developed during the study was used to educate the public about the project in advance of a referendum to finance construction of the facility. Following voter approval for a one-cent sales tax increase to fund the project, the SFS+BRS team executed the design of the facility.
Design of an approximately 50,000 SF building, including a community events hall and catering kitchen, child watch area, racquetball courts, aerobics/dance studio, gymnasium with elevated walking track, weights and fitness area, party rooms and indoor aquatics. In addition, a future outdoor aquatic center has been planned adjacent to the new indoor aquatic facility.
Awards & Publications
MADA Gold Award - Government + Civic
International Interior Design Association - Mid-America Chapter
MADA City Center Award,
International Interior Design Association - Mid America Chapter
Capstone Award for Achievements in Real Estate - Architectural Design, Kansas City Business Journal
Keystone Award, Clay County Economic Development Corporation