AHJ Portfolio: Recreation


Spurwing Country Club

This clubhouse was designed with a hand stacked plywood web I-joist roof and wood panel roof deck supported with timber beams and wood framed walls. The lateral was resisted with wood shear panels and steel braced frames.

NNU Fieldhouse

This athletic facility required long spans and tall walls and the exterior was designed to match the architecture of the campus. This was accomplished by the use of long span open web steel trusses and tall site cast concrete tilt-up panels with an architectural patterned form liner that was compatible with the required design.

Caldwell YMCA

This recreation facility is open web steel joist and steel roof deck supported by CMU bearing walls. The aquatic area is a two level space with some of the water features flowing in and around some of the structural elements. An architectural feature of the building is the large wall that runs through the building from the aquatic center to the gymnasium and visually ties the building and the different uses of the facility to one another. Structurally this wall, which was like a large sail, had to be designed to resist the large out-of-plane wind forces.

BSU Tennis Center

This tennis complex at Boise State University has elevated stadium seating constructed with precast and cast-in-place concrete. The structure is partially designed to retain the earth, which serve as ramps to the upper seating areas.

Idaho Ice World

The structural system combines a Behlen pre-engineered metal building for the two ice rinks with conventional steel wide flange beam or open web steel joist framing for the central core, the retail area and the spacious entry lobby. All the masonry walls that separate the rinks from the locker rooms or the retail area support the conventional roof framing and double as shear walls. The front face of the building along the retail store fronts utilizes steel moment frames. The large entry frame is a two-tiered moment frame with large W14 x 193 columns at each corner. The Behlen ice rink buildings rest on steel wide flange columns along the core perimeter. The columns are spaced to coordinate with the Behlen frame spacing and extend up just above the core roof where a bearing plate was provided to receive the Behlen frame columns. By working with the Behlen staff, this combination precluded the need for two independent column systems.