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See photos of the new facility that's weeks away from opening!Continue
The new South Meridian Family YMCA is slated to open later this spring and is the result of a unique partnership between the YMCA, Hillsdale Elementary School, the Meridian Library District, and St. Luke's Health. Read the full article for a look inside the facility under construction and learn more about how this collaboration hopes to improve the community.Hide Full Post
Posted by Patty Bowen on May 8, 2018 at 09:16am
Over 750 new members already anticipating the grand opening!Continue
The new South Meridian Family YMCA will open its doors later this May as a result of a partnership between five local organizations. When all phases are complete, the new facility will offer more than 220,000 feet of space to provide programming and services. The project is a unique collaboration between five organizations that hope to improve the community; St. Luke's hospital, Meridian Parks & Rec, the Meridian libraries, the West Ada School District and the YMCA. See the press coverage and read the full article for more details!
"We are going to try and work together to address the health of the community, to change people's lives for the better."
- Mike Kapuscunki, South Meridian YMCA Executive Director
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Posted by Steve Dent on May 3, 2018 at 10:50am
A brief history of Mission 66 and Canyon Village at Yellowstone National Park.Continue
Read the full article detailing the history of development in Yellowstone and the recent resurrection of the character of Canyon Village.Hide Full Post
Posted by Lesley M. Gilmore on November 9, 2017 at 10:45am
CPRA recognizes Montrose Community Recreation Center with a Columbine AwardContinue
DENVER, CO, [October 6, 2017] – Last night the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association held an awards banquet at their annual conference to recognize Colorado leaders in best practices and creativity in design, innovation, and programming for parks and recreation.
The newly opened Montrose Community Recreation Center was honored with a Columbine Award for New Facility Design for responding to the needs of the community. The new 80,000 square foot center features indoor leisure and lap pools, the largest competitive pool on the western slope, three gymnasiums, a large family game area and children’s indoor play area, a second level fitness area, and a 2-level run/walk/jog track that includes a flat section, hill track and stair track running around the facility.
Image courtesy of Montrose Recreation District
BRS Principal, Keith Hayes and Kenny Shepherd of Haydon Building Corp were on hand to accept the award on behalf of the team and celebrate with our client Ken Sherbenou from the Montrose Parks & Recreation Department. Watch the video below for more highlights from the awards ceremony.
Video by Montrose Recreation District
Congratulations to the entire team for making this project a success for the community!
About Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
Through a fun, passionate and people-inspired process, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture designs lively, purposeful buildings and places that draw people together. Earning more than 75 design awards, BRS has completed projects for more than 200 communities in 40 states across the U.S. With offices in Denver and Dallas, the firm is dedicated to designing places that build community, including recreation facilities, wellness and active-aging centers, field houses, aquatic centers, park structures, ball fields, clubhouses, water parks, resorts, libraries, city halls, cultural centers, and related facilities and master plans.
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Posted by Neil Arends on October 6, 2017 at 10:00am
Being partial to our canine friends, BRS was honored to be selected to participate in the Sustainable BARKitecture Dog House Competition held by Denver International Airport in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The competition tasked local architecture firms with designing a sustainable dog house for a current member of the Canine Animal Therapy Squad, or CATS program.
The volunteer dogs in CATS interact with passengers at the airport to help relieve the anxiety of travel, and teams were tasked with tailoring the design of the dog house to a specific CATS member’s size, personality and preferences. BRS was paired with Butler, an adorable Shepherd mix who doesn’t like baths - perfect for reducing water consumption.
We challenged ourselves to build a sustainable dog house on half of the allowed budget that incorporated a solar panel donated by Panasonic and also catered to Butler’s needs and interests. Following a kick-off meeting and design charrette, our team developed 3 defining guidelines for the design:
- Reduce environmental impact with a smaller building footprint with reduced energy consumption and water usage
- Reuse materials to lower embodied carbon usage to help prolong our current resources and protect future canine generations
- And to create a retreat for Butler by incorporating stimulating yet tranquil design features that allow him to recharge and continue to help others
After some quick sketching and modeling, the team settled on a simple solution that offered indoor/outdoor space to protect Butler from the elements, and a high contrast façade to create visual interest and provide some privacy. Our schematic design was approved by our own in-house quality assurance and control team.
Led by our BARKitecture committee leader, Christine Harwood, the team volunteered some late nights to gather the reclaimed materials and construct Butler’s retreat.
The completed dog house stores energy captured from the solar panel to charge a battery that can power up to 10 hours of automatic ball retrieval for Butler, and just happens to be right-sized for our team leader.
The dog houses will be on display at DIA through October 9th, and will be auctioned off to benefit the Dumb Friends League and their mission to end pet homelessness and animal suffering. Cast your vote for People’s Choice Award (13 and older) or Kid’s Choice Award (12 and under) today or put in your bid in the online auction to take home one of these amazing dog houses!Hide Full Post
Posted by Neil Arends on September 21, 2017 at 01:31pm
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