Historic industrial complex is transformed into state-of-the-art rowing center

CLIENT:
MCPc | Owner
Krill Co. | Design-Build Contractor

SCOPE:
Phase I: 60,000 SF

CONSTRUCTION COST:
$8,300,000

COMPLETION DATE:
September 2017

The Foundry Project Owners purchased a historic, industrial manufacturing complex on the banks of the Cuyahoga River with the goal of transforming the buildings into a new high-performance, state-of-the-art training and education center for the local rowing population. KAI is providing Conceptual Master Planning through Construction Administration Services for the renovation and rehabilitation of the historic complex. 

The Phase I Scope of Work most notably includes the renovation of a one-story brick structure to house two state-of-the-art rowing tanks, allowing for indoor rowing simulation year-round. KAI’s Phase I design also incorporates a new Main Entry two-story Stair/ Elevator Vestibule Addition, new Boat Storage areas, new Locker Rooms, the renovation of an existing Apartment, and new parking lots.

Phase II plans include additional Boat Storage Areas, a Parents’ Lounge, Classrooms and Student Study Areas, Meeting Room/Event spaces, and a public Boardwalk.

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Stadium Update and Improvement

Client:
Walsh Jesuit High School

Scope:
New Main Entry, Ticketing Booth, Home & Visitor Bleachers, Press Box, Concessions, Restrooms, Spirit Shop & Site Work

Construction Cost:
$3,000,000

Completion Date:
Fall 2017

KAI provided architectural design services for improvements to the Conway Memorial Stadium at WJHS. The project scope included a new Main Stadium Entry including a new Ticket Booth and Plaza; new Home and Visitors Bleachers and Press Box; a new Concessions, Restroom and Spirit Shop building; new perimeter fencing and extensive Site Work. A new Team Room and Training building was also designed by the KAI A&E Team, to be constructed at a future date.

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Master Plan for New Outdoor Sports Fields Complex

Client:
Pinnacle Sports

Construction Cost:
$2,900,000

Completion Date:
2008 (Phase I)

KAI recently developed a Master Plan for existing and newly acquired Pinnacle Sports properties. Phase I of the Master Plan was completed in 2008 and consists of a new outdoor, fully illuminated, multi-purpose synthetic athletic training surface and baseball field. The Gross Square Footage for the new synthetic turf surface is approximately 142,000 SF.

Understanding that the turf selection would be critical to surface water run‐off system estimate, the KAI/ Consultant/Owner/Contractor Team researched multiple synthetic field surface manufacturers and products to ensure that the Owner would realize the best value in terms of playability/quality and cost. KAI and its Civil Engineer, Campbell & Associates, worked closely with synthetic field surface manufacturer to assess the permeability of the new surface and the affect of same on the retention pond design. Multiple schemes were also studied and developed for a variety of baseball field orientation, lighting, and grading options before the final design was ultimately executed. The baseball field portion of the facility included a new backstop, dugouts, fencing, and concrete spectator seating areas.

A new access road and a deceleration lane into the Pinnacle Sports drive from State Route 18 were provided and parking was augmented to provide a total of 304 stalls. KAI also completed the design of a Flag Plaza which incorporates landscaping, flags, and a raised, triangular platform decorated with the Pinnacle Sports logo. As part of the Project Team, KAI endeavored to deliver a product which would satisfy the Owner’s request for premier athletic training fields while respecting the rural and residential character of Granger Township.

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New Collegiate Softball Stadium

Client:
Case Western Reserve University

Construction Cost:
$375,000

Completion Date:
2010

KAI recently provided comprehensive architectural services for a new stadium for Case Western Reserve University’s Varsity Women’s Softball Team. The stadium was built at the existing softball diamond in its current location on the Case campus, near the intersection of Mistletoe Drive and Wade Park Avenue. KAI designed the entire site, inclusive of new concrete walkways and a new entry gate along Mistletoe Drive.

The new stadium includes a Press Box, grandstand seating, and bleacher seating behind the existing backstop. The project also includes the installation of perimeter backstop drainage.

KAI designed Mather Park with respect to the existing materials and facades of the nearby Nobby’s Ballpark, the adjacent football stadium, and North Quad student housing, thereby contributing to the unified campus aesthetic desired by the university. Accordingly, the exterior façade incorporates a combination of brick, metal panels, and ground‐face CMU. Sconces which provide accent lighting are also included on the exterior and match those used at Nobby’s Ballpark.

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Stadium Update and Improvement

Client:
Walsh Jesuit High School

Construction Cost:
$2,900,000 (Ricco Fieldhouse)

Completion Date:
1995, 1999, 2001

The pre‐engineered Fieldhouse contains one full basketball court with three half courts and four volleyball courts. The 30,000 SF project completed phase one of the WJHS Master Plan. The initial design included shell space for four future classrooms located above the locker rooms. In 1999, KAI completed the construction documents and the classrooms were built. Two suspended batting cages are also housed in the Fieldhouse, capable of being raised and lowered for use. Additional support areas include coaches’ offices, varsity locker rooms, and equipment storage rooms.

Subsequent projects for the athletic department completed by KAI include a 4,300 SF Wrestling Addition, Baseball Press Box & Concession Stand, and Soccer Locker Room Addition Projects.

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State-of-the-Art Indoor Baseball Facility

Client:
Pinnacle Sports

Construction Cost:
$2,300,000

Completion Date:
2004

Completed in 2004, the 46,000 SF Baseball building is attached to the Pinnacle Sports complex. The facility is a “state of the art” complex featuring an indoor baseball/softball field with capabilities of high school infield regulation dimensions, 12 batting cages, weight room, and multiple personal training areas. The 40’ ceilings are brightly illuminated, and other amenities include synthetic grass, a Pro‐Batter virtual reality pitching machine, observation platforms, and a conference room.

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