Cattaraugus Community Center

Irving, NY

  • This $22 million project included the new construction of a 92,000 SF one-story masonry and steel frame structure and exterior improvements on virgin land. The facility provides offices for Community Center administrative functions, and multi-purpose space for community events. The project also included the construction of a double gymnasium, a competition-size swimming pool, a physical fitness room, an aerobics room and a regulation lacrosse arena with provisions for future ice as well as tiered seating and luxury box seats reserved for Elders. The facility is equipped with a full service commercial kitchen to accommodate large events, with vending and concession spaces for smaller everyday activities. Supply storage, site 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 Cattaraugus 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, wood flooring, terrazzo flooring, refrigerated tubing system encased in concrete prepared for ice (arena), tile 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 Cattaraugus Community Center was completed in February 2011. LEED Silver Certification is pending.

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