McAllister Recreation Center
Remodel Creates Multi-Functional, Income Generating Building for Only $57.29 / Sq Ft, Including Soft Costs
Renovation of a 75-year old, 21,000 square foot recreation center. Demolition and remodel of existing interior rooms, which included new walls, plumbing fixtures, lighting, doors and hardware and bathroom partitions.
The owner originally wanted to repair the heating system. Tecton replaced the non-functional heating system with new, modern, and efficient heating system plus added central air conditioning, all for less than the cost of repairing the old, inefficient system. Tecton added new electrical and lighting service, and completely remodeled restroom facilities.
The McAlister Center now includes exercise mezzanine in gym, ceramic tile in main corridors, new oak finish on arched ceiling, two lighted, faux skylights in main corridor imitating original skylights; new wood doors that replicate the originals.
Tecton created a use for the unused bleachers by adding a mezzanine with a free weight area in the gym space. These changes resulted in reduced management need, and reduced noise in the rest of the building.
Outside the building, the property was improved with new sidewalks, landscaping, widened entry drive and refinished parking lot.