Kansas City, MO— KAI Design & Build provided architectural, mechanical and electrical design on the new $10.5-million Southeast Community Center in Kansas City. Designed to LEED Silver standards, the new facility utilizes several environmentally friendly features, including the latest in ground source heat pumps, low-water-use faucets, and a rain garden to filter and recycle storm water runoff.
Titan Construction, Olathe, KS, was the general contractor for the new center, which replaces a nearby community center built in the early 1950s. Some of the new facility's amenities include a 11,000-square-foot gymnasium; natatorium with activity pool, swim spa and therapy pool; separate sauna and steam rooms for men and women; separate fitness areas for weights and aerobics; ceramics room; seniors activity room; teen activity room; toddler room; classroom; and multipurpose meeting rooms with kitchen.
Other companies that collaborated on the project included DuBois Consultants Inc., Kansas City, MO — structural/civil engineering; Custom Engineering, Independence, MO — plumbing engineering; and Michael Ashley & Associates, Kansas City, MO — landscape architecture.