The Engineering Department at KAI Design & Build tapped its extensive recreational facility experience to help build The LINC Recreation and Wellness Center in Jefferson City, Mo.
A collaborative project between Lincoln University and the City of Jefferson - Parks, Recreation and Forestry, the $11 million facility is cooperatively managed by both entities and provides improved services and facilities that link the university with the community.
KAI provided mechanical/electrical/plumbing and fire protection engineering on the new 79,808-square-foot, three-level facility. The main level features four, full-size gymnasiums and parks department offices and classrooms. The upper level boasts a fitness center with cardio and weight training equipment, meeting and classrooms, an elevated walking track and the university president's suite, which overlooks the university's football field. The basement level houses the Lincoln University athletic department.
The facility features over 2,000 square feet of dedicated indoor program and meeting spaces, which can be rented for small events or large gatherings.
Because two different agencies would be utilizing the facility, KAI had to design two separate data networks in the building, as security and privacy issues for each agency prevented them from sharing a single data network. Common spaces, such as classrooms that were to be used by both agencies, had jack outlets color-coded so that users could identify which of the two data networks that they were connecting to.