The Coeur d’Alene Kroc Center was the first facility of its kind in the Inland Northwest. The Salvation Army, the Kroc family, the City of Coeur d’Alene, and the regional community worked together to create an environment that stimulates the mind, body, and the spirit. The 123,000 square foot complex is comprised of an aquatics center, a sports training and recreation center, a worship and performing arts theater, and special event spaces. The aquatics center features a 10-lane competition lap pool with stadium seating, as well as a separate 11,000 square foot natatorium with water slides, a lazy river, and indoor and outdoor spas. The recreation portion of the facility includes a multi-activity gym, fitness center, walk/jog track, rock climbing wall, and group fitness studio. The centerpiece of the $38 million Kroc Center is a chapel and performing arts venue that seats up to 400 people. Leisure and event spaces such as a community room, game and play rooms, classrooms, and a recording studio round out the rest of the complex. Regional and local materials were used throughout, and ‘green’ design elements such as natural daylighting and automatic lighting sensors were incorporated into the 12-acre facility. All electrical engineering and lighting design services were provided by Reese Hackman.
Photography by Michael Shopenn