Seneca Allegany Community Center

Salamanca, NY

  • This $21 million project included the new construction of a 92,000 SF one-story masonry and steel frame structure and exterior improvements. The facility provides offices for Community Center administrative functions, an education and training wing, and multi-purpose space for community events. This project also included the construction of a full gymnasium with an elevated walking track, a four-lane competition-size swimming pool, a therapy pool, a physical fitness room, an aerobics room, a childcare center, and a lacrosse arena with tiered seating and luxury box seats reserved for the Elders. The Community Center is equipped with a full service commercial kitchen to cater for the larger events, with vending and concession spaces for smaller everyday activities. Supply storage, site upgrades, main water and gas supply upgrades, and various support functions were an integral part of this project. This is one of two community centers constructed for the Seneca Nation of Indians.

    The Allegany Community Center was designed and bid on a fast track basis with ten overlapping contracts administered by the Owner and managed by SCMC. Work included concrete foundations, slab on grade, new underground utilities, structural steel framing, plumbing, HVAC, fire protection, electrical, gypsum board and masonry walls, painting, millwork, carpeting, tile work and metal roofing. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and "Green" building principals were a key part of the building design and construction process. Recycled materials, regional building products, and energy efficient equipment were used in the project, ultimately yielding a project with a reduced carbon footprint. The Allegany Community Center was completed in January 2011. LEED Silver Certification is pending.

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