Proj Overview

PROJECT OVERVIEW

This 10,000-square-foot community recreation center took over the former power site.  Formed by the partnership of the City of Austin and the YMCA, and supported by Vision 2020, this facility provides community members a safe, affordable, and healthy environment to meet, play, and exercise. The site is in downtown Austin at the decommissioned power plant and the site was chosen for its ability to create a central, easily accessible community destination and in order to redevelop a large, underutilized site.

The two-story facility includes a gymnastics area, community education and event space, leisure and lap lane pools, a wellness center and an indoor play area, as well as a gymnasium, track, and basketball courts. The overall design allows the YMCA to operate designated areas, while City-financed spaces like the youth activity center and indoor playground are free and open to the public.

The building and site has been planned to enable expansion possibilities in the future. Construction began in mid-2018 and was completed January 6, 2019. Including land acquisition, design fees, construction, furnishings, and equipment, the total cost will be between $35-40 million.

 

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Project Team

Architect

BWBR Architects

Engineer

Ericksen Roed & Associates

Contractor

McGough Construction

Owner

City of Austin

Precaster & PCI Certified Erector

Wells Concrete

Drafter/Checker

Precast Detailing, Inc

Key Project Attributes

  • The precast walls are unique in both their shape and finish.
  • A series of 2’-0” wide windows were used with only a 1’-0” section of the precast wall between windows.
  • These same walls were produced with two different colored architectural mix designs are three different finishes, thin brick in a stack bond / polished white / dark charcoal acid etch.

Project/Precast Scope

  • Architectural Insulated Wall 12”x1’ (6-3-3) – 6 pieces – 120 SF
  • Architectural Insulated Wall 12”x12’12” arch – 50 pieces – 17,347 SF
  • Architectural Insulated Wall 12”x12’12” brick – 23 pieces – 5,085 SF
  • Architectural Insulated Wall 12”x12’ gym – 32 pieces – 11,240 SF
  • Architectural Insulated Wall 14”x12’ brick – 22 pieces – 7,045 SF
  • Architectural Solid Wall 4”x3’ – 21 pieces – 689 SF
  • Hollowcore Plank 12” – 598 pieces – 55,212 SF
  • Hollowcore Plank 8” – 7 pieces – 180 SF
  • Ledge Beam 24x56 – 4 pieces – 97 LF
  • Stick Column 24x24 – 5 pieces – 105 LF
  • Standard Double Tee 32”x10’ – 21 pieces – 11,972 SF
  • Solid Slab 12” – 50 pieces – 3,671 SF
  • Structural Solid Wall 12”x12’ gym – 20 pieces – 6,416 SF
  • Structural Solid Wall 12”x4’ pool – 4 pieces – 304 SF
  • Structural Solid Wall 8”x12’ gym interior – 9 pieces – 3,035 SF
  • Structural Solid Wall 8”x8’ – 6 pieces – 513 SF