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Indoor Outdoor Family Aquatic Center

Sophia Sparklin, Great Falls MT July 26th 2013

Spark Architecture PLLC Sophia Sparklin, principle AIA | LEED AP | NCARB

1812 32nd Street South Great Falls, MT 59405

Phone: 406.453.0001 Sophia@Spark-Architecture.com


Spark Architecture and it’s team understand that successful projects require more than a complete set of plans. We are prepared to assist you throughout the project at large, including civil expertise for potential site remediation; development, visualization, and presentation of design options; community involvement and funding campaign; selection of project partners, and continuous cost control from concept to completion.

Executive Summary

To provide Bozeman and it’s community the best service, we paired our own in-depth experience of YMCA’s and Recreation Centers with the expertise of the best local and national consultants. Aquatic Design Group, who successfully completed over 2,500 aquatic facilities; Bozeman based Structural Engineers Beaudette Consulting Engineers (BCE) who recently completed the Missoula Aquatic Center: Allied Engineering with extensive parks and geotechnical experience; MoorSwick Landscape Design, with numerous award winning municipal parks, recreation centers, and splash parks in their history; and Great Falls based GDP engineers with aquatic facilities in and beyond Montana. Spark Architecture’s founding principle Sophia Sparklin has extensive experience in the recreation architecture sector from her years at Architekton. She was responsible for a wide variety of recreation projects, including developing new YMCA design standards, guiding the process from conceptual design through fund raising to construction and completion. She has worked with municipalities, private and state owned education institutions, and is intimately familiar with the associated processes, from seeking community input, working with a wide range of stake holders and decision makers, to various levels of interconnected decision-making throughout the project.

Proposed Project Team

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Ÿ Civil: Allied Engineering, Bozeman Ÿ Landscape: MoorSwick, AZ (formerly Billings, MT) Ÿ Architecture: Spark Architecture, Great Falls Ÿ Aquatic Design Specialty: ADG, CA Ÿ Structural: BCE, Bozeman Ÿ M/P/E: GDP , Great Falls


Firm/Individual Profile

Spark Architecture PLLC, founded in 2012 has extensive experience in the recreation sector through its founding principal. Relevant projects reach from developing YMCA design standards, to new YMCAs, community centers, recreation, childcare, and athletic facilities. As a small firm

Spark Architecture can serve its clients with direct principal involvement from early design stages to completion. Spark Architecture has the ability to tailor services to each client’s needs by teaming up with experts of specific building types, proven local engineers, and previous

project partners. Current Montana projects include a natural Playground for Roosevelt Elementary School, Great Falls; a new community garden for RCHCC, Malmstrom Airforce Base, MT; as well as several residential projects.

Sophia Sparklin AIA LEED AP “I worked with Sophia in design-build for the Grand Canyon University Recreation Center. The project was designed, permitted and constructed in a record 11 months and Sophia was integral to every step. I look forward to working with her again." Tom Keilty, LEED AP, Principal at UEB Builders.” “In working with Sophia on different projects her ideas where to the point and had the owners ideas always in mind.” Edward Fletcher, VP Commercial Division at Presidential Pools & Spas” Sophia Sparklin, founding principal of Spark Architecture, spent many of her formative years in Germany, studying architecture in practice and theory. After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Sophia was awarded scholarships to gain additional professional experience at award winning Arizona based architecture firm Architekton; and academic experience pursuing a Masters of Architecture degree at Arizona State University. In 2005 Sophia

graduated at top of her class, and returned to Architekton, gaining licensure and extensive experience in recreation and community architecture between 2005 and 2011. From her first project as an architectural intern, to her role as YMCA account coordinator, Sophia was involved in many aspects of recreation architecture. She provided services reaching from facility assistance including warranty and repair assistance, to development of design standards, preliminary design and fundraising

support, site analysis, development collaboration with a variety of public and private partners, assistance with grant opportunities, and buildings, that are not only highly functional, but also loved by their occupants and communities, and awarded for their design excellence. Sophia and her husband moved to Great Falls in 2011, where she founded Spark Architecture 2012. As active member of the Great Falls Planning Board and Zoning commission she is involved in local government.

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Firm/Individual Profile

From Top to bottom: ŸPool at Lake Residence, Tempe , AZ 2003 ŸPeoria Rio Vista Community Center, Peoria AZ, 2006: Community Recreation Center with Lockers, Climbing Wall, Classrooms, Childcare, Gym, Firmness and Aerobics rooms, Community Room, and catering kitchen. ŸEast Valley Family YMCA (Ross Farnsworth YMCA) 2008 ŸGrand Canyon University Recreation Center 2009

Additional relevant experience includes: Ÿ Tempe Library Connections Ÿ Florence YMCA Schematics Ÿ Flagstaff YMCA review Ÿ YMCA Regional Design Guidelines and standards development. Ÿ Ongoing Facility assistance for Valley of the Sun YMCA facilities Ÿ Civic Plaza and shade structures Ÿ East Valley YMCA Ÿ Tempe Escalante Center Community Garden Ÿ Grand Canyon University Recreation Center Ÿ Headstart Childcare Building Ÿ Great Falls Rooosevelt Elementary Natural Play Area Ÿ MAFB Community garden Ÿ Signal Peak Campus Ÿ Aravaipa Campus

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Firm/Individual Profile

Aquatic Design Group (ADG) is a full service aquatic architecture and engineering firm. The focus of our services is swimming pool / water feature architecture and engineering. Aquatic Design Group provides architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical design services for each swimming pool / water feature within a designated project. We specialize in creating and translating concepts into completed, fully detailed construction documents. Our experience with community recreation facilities includes recreation pools, multi-function pools, leisure pools, river pools and wet playgrounds. We have been especially active in serving municipal clients across the country in areas such as building community consensus, maximizing cost recovery, and energy efficient design. Ÿ Aquatic Design Group Doug Ferrel, registered civil engineer with over twenty-eight years experience in the industry, has been involved in the design and construction of hundreds of swimming pool projects. He has administered a standard swimming pool engineering plan approved by most cities and counties within Southern California for the past fourteen years, and specializes in on-site inspection of aquatic facilities. As a Project Engineer, his area of concentration is structural design and construction observation. Doug earned is Bachelor of Sciene in Civil Engineering 1978 at Brigham Young University in Utah, and is licensed in twentyeight states including Montana. Aquatic Design Group

, M.B.A.

Justin Caron is living proof that Aquatic Design Group goes beyon excellence in aquatic engineering. Having spent most of his youth inside pools, the six time All American, and two time Auburn University team captain led his team to many titles including SEC and National Championships. Pairing his aquatic passion with degrees in Communications and Buisness Administration, and his experience of over thirty-six succesfully completed pool projects, Justin has become a true industry leader.

Ÿ “Innovative and Emerging Technologies in Aquatics” (2012 National Recreation and Parks Association), Ÿ “ADA & Aquatics, Ensuring Every American Can Enjoy Your Pool”(2012 National Intramural Recreational Sports Association), Ÿ “Stop Your Aquatic Facility from Leaking Profits”, (2011 National Recreation and Parks Association) Ÿ “Balancing Act: Improving Cost Recovery in Aquatic Centers”, and (2011 National Intramural Recreational Sports Association) , and Ÿ “Energy and Water Efficient Pool Design”. Bozeman Indoor Outdoor Family Aquatic Center SOQ | Page 5


Firm/Individual Profile

Suncadia Resort Core Roslyn, Washington Programming, planning, construction documents and construction observation as required for three (3) separate design elements: A 2.5 acre lake linked by a 420’ stream to the existing irrigation lake in the Prospector Golf Course; for the LEED Silver Swim and Fitness Center an indoor lap / leisure pool with three (3) 25 yard swim lanes, waterslide and wet play structure (5,300 square feet), indoor hydrotherapy spa (150 square feet), outdoor leisure pool (4,000 square feet) an outdoor hydrotherapy spa (150 square feet) and an outdoor children’s pool with zero-depth entry (450 square feet); and for the Tumble Creek Activity Center an indoor / outdoor lap pool, outdoor adult pool, outdoor hydrotherapy spa and outdoor (see pictures on next page) Lompoc Aquatic Center Lompoc, California Master planning, programming, schematic design as required for an indoor aquatic facility including a 25 yard x 25 meter competition pool, a 6,000 square foot recreation pool with waterslide, wet play structure with zero-depth entry, and a 1,500 square foot warm water pool for the City of Lompoc. Deanwood Community Center and Library Washington, D.C. Programming, planning, construction documents and construction observation as required for the construction of a 5,518 square foot indoor lap / leisure pool featuring six (6) 25 yard lap swim lanes, underwater benches, a 120 foot-long waterslide, multiple wet play elements and a zero depth entry. Granite Health & Fitness Billings, Montana Construction documents required for the construction of a 1,080 square foot swimming pool, 1,050 square foot lap pool and a 131 square foot hydrotherapy spa and outdoor children’s pool. Bozeman Indoor Outdoor Family Aquatic Center SOQ | Page 6


Firm/Individual Profile

“ADG was helpful from conceptual through build, they walked not only staff, but also the Council and the public through the process, and delivered two outstanding aquatic facilities. I would be happy to work with Aquatic Design Group again and have already recommended them multiple times to other agencies.” -David Montgomery Scott, Director of Parks and Recreation, City of Rosemead, CA

The Principals of ADG have been involved in the aquatic industry for over 25 years, and have been responsible for the design and processing of over including: Challenger Recreation Center Expansion, DryTown Waterpark Renovation, East Oakland Sports Center, Hamilton Pool, Junipero High School Swimming Pool, Laramie High School Aquatic Center, Ÿ Mission Swimming Pool Renovation, Moffett Place Recreation Center, Obregon Park Pool, Perris Valley Aquatic Center, San Jose State University Recreation Center Pool, Stanford University Arrillaga Training Center, Stanford University Recreation Center West, Temecula Community Recreation Center Pool Renovation, Ÿ University of Colorado Boulder Student Recreation Center Expansion,

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Firm/Individual Profile

GDP DANIEL E. (BUCKY) KEMPA, P.E. LEED AP As a 1990 MSU Alumni with a Bachelor os Science in Electrical Engineering Bucky has over 22 years of experience at GPD. As principal of the firm he has been involved with a wide variety of projects, including multiple Montana pool and spa projects. He has developed extensive experience designing lighting, power distribution, emergency power, telephone/data, fire alarm, Security/Access control, and automated/PLC systems. He has been involved in the design and renovation of many different types of commercial and industrial buildings, including hospitals, computer centers, office buildings, research centers, schools, water treatment plants, laboratories and animal research facilities.

GDP DAVID J. BROQUIST, P.E. Dave is a registered professional engineer in mechanical design. During his years at GPD PC, Dave has completed design work for hospital additions, office buildings, shops, laboratories, central heating systems, and boiler plants. Areas of specialization include central heating and distribution systems, critical environments such as industrial and institutional systems, museums, and laboratories. Dave has been responsible for the design of higher education facilities including auditoriums, computer classrooms, vocational shops, distance learning rooms, research and clinical laboratories and greenhouses.

GDP GLEN SPARKS, P.E. Glen joined GPD in 2005. He has over 15 years experience in all aspects of HVAC and plumbing systems for commercial, residential, industrial, institutional, and healthcare projects, for both new and remodel construction. His experience includes project management, cost estimating, design, drafting, construction administration, and energy analysis. Glen’s duties currently involve HVAC and plumbing design, from design development through construction, and energy modeling and analysis.

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Firm/Individual Profile

Peak Health and Wellness Center Expansion – Great Falls, MT Project Budget: $2,500,000 This project was a remodel and expansion of the existing Peak Recreation Center. Remodel included new office/admin spaces, food prep area, conference room, wellness center, therapy rooms, new water heating system for existing pool along with replacement of existing pool equipment. New addition included new recreation pool, new weight lifting and workout areas, locker rooms, and showers. Powell Family Aquatic Center, Powell, Wyoming Project was a 28,000 square foot aquatic center, including natatorium, locker/shower rooms, consessions, and support spaces. Systems included heat recovery dehumidification air handling units for the natatorium, heat recovery ventilator for locker and shower spaces, and packaged rooftop equipment for other spaces. Norfolk Family Aquatic Center, Norfolk, Nebraska Project was a 13,000 square foot multi-purpose bathhouse facility. Facility consisted primarily of shower and locker areas. Heat recovery ventilation equipment used to condition spaces. Student Recreation Center, University of Montana, Missoula, MT Project Budget: $6,700,000 Project Description: This project consisted of a 35,700 sq ft renovation and 42,300 sq ft addition to an existing student recreation center. The project included basketball, volleyball, and racquetball courts, juice bar, cardio theater, weight rooms, running track, fifty foot climbing tower, multipurpose aerobic workout rooms, locker rooms, outdoor program rental/retail and administrative offices. Bozeman Indoor Outdoor Family Aquatic Center SOQ | Page 9


Firm/Individual Profile

Left: Missoula Aquatic Center Founded in 1990 by Tom Beaudette of Missoula, MT, Beaudette Consulting Engineers has grown to 20 employees, including 13 licensed engineers and 2 LEED Accredited Professionals. In that time, the company has consulted on a wide variety of projects throughout Montana and across the United States. Licensed in all 50 states, as well as British Columbia and Alberta, BCE has compiled an expansive resume of projects ranging from small investigations and additions to multimillion dollar facilities. BCE has gained and maintained an excellent client base. We are proud to be one of the leading Structural Consulting firms in the state of Montana. Our experience in the log and timber framing industries has allowed us to consult on projects in several states and in other countries as well. It is a priority at BCE to maintain the latest tools in engineering consulting, from computer and drafting equipment and software to continuing education for the entire staff.

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Firm/Individual Profile

Beaudette Consulting Engineers Tom Beaudette The founding member of BCE, Tom brings to the firm his extraordinary work ethic and expertise with over 30 years experience. Raised in Northeastern Montana, Tom pursued his higher education at the University of Washington and at the

University of Montana. After graduating college, Tom began work as an engineer in Missoula for Atwood – Hinzman, and later founded Beaudette Consulting Engineers in 1991. Tom is recognized as an industry expert in historic renovations

and timber and log design. His innovative engineering of the ongoing Old Faithful Inn renovation in Yellowstone National Park helped to preserve the original structure for generations to come.

Beaudette Consulting Engineers Matthew Hubbard Matt was a math-and-science standout back in high school. Naturally, he went on to get a B.A. in Physics, and after fleeing his native Minnesota, he received an MS in Civil Engineering from Montana State University. While going

to MSU, he did a stint with IES offering programming and technical support of their structural analysis software. Matt handles a broad mix of projects but is one of Beaudette’s go-to guys for heavy timber and log structures, es-

pecially in large high-end residential buildings. As he puts it, he likes “the challenge of making aggressive designs a reality, especially under severe conditions like high seismicity and heavy snow loads.”

worked for BCE since 2005. Jami is registered in Montana and additional states, and is also certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional. She specializes in the renovation of existing

buildings, timber and wood design, and has experience in the areas of concrete, steel and masonry construction.

Beaudette Consulting Engineers Jami Lorenz Jami grew up in Helena, MT, and is a 1998 graduate of Montana State University . She manages the Bozeman Branch Office. After working as an engineer in Seattle for 6 years, she found her way back to Montana and has

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Firm/Individual Profile

Missoula Aquatics Facilities - Missoula, MT Adams Center Renovation U of M - Missoula, MT Caras Park Pavillion - Missoula, MT Airport Terminal - Missoula, MT Portal Border Station - Portal, ND Old Faithful Inn & Lodge Renovation Lake Hotel & Lodge Renovation Yellowstone National Park, WY Whitefish Border Station - Whitefish, MT Missoula County Courthouse Renovation & Addition, Missoula, MT Russell Smith Federal Court House - Missoula, MT Fire Station Headquarters Building - Missoula, MT Virginia City Fire Station - Virginia City, MT USFS Missoula Technical Development Center Missoula, MT Missoula County Courthouse - Missoula, MT Law School Renovation School of Education - Addition and Renovation Main Hall Stabilization

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Firm/Individual Profile

Allied Engineering and its predecessor, headquartered in beautiful Bozeman, Montana is in our third decade of providing quality civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources engineering, land surveying, structural engineering, and construction services. Our success is due largely to our exceptional concern for the satisfaction of our clients and staff. Ultimately, excellent staff and a company culture promoting customer service results in high quality, high value engineering solutions for a diverse range of projects. We attribute our success to these simple ideals taken to heart. Allied engineering has all the services needed to complete civil, geotechnical, and survey elements of this project out of our office in Bozeman, MT. These services include: • Surveying with 3D scanning abilities for producing accurate three dimensional models of existing conditions. • Geotechnical engineering for soils testing and recommendations. • Materials testing lab for construction materials testing and certification. • Civil engineers and scientists for environmental permitting and project design. Allied Engineering Erik Erik Garberg is a 1999 MSU graduate in Civil Engineering. His professional experience includes Municipal infrastructure design, inspection, and certification; Site design and permitting; Stormwater design and treatment. Allied Engineering Lee S. Evans, PE

As a graduate of Leadership Bozeman and Montana, and with years of service on the Planning and Zoning Board, Erik has an excellent grasp on community processes. Erik's projects include Bozeman School District #7,

including management and design of several site design, parking, and drainage projects; as well as West Yellowstone Town Hall, a new $5 M project.

Lee is a senior project manager with a broad engineering background, gained by working on a large assortment of civil and geotechnical-related projects. His general responsibilities include project acquisition and management, contract

administration, investigation, analysis, planning, design, client relations, and business development. During the last several years, the majority of his workload has been geotechnical in scope with projects located throughout southwestern Montana. While

geotechnical projects have been his focus as of late, he continues to actively perform civil and construction services work.

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Firm/Individual Profile

Gallatin County Regional Park encompasses 100-acres north of Oak Street and West of Davis Road in Bozeman, Montana. The park includes two lakes, an amphitheatre, two parking lots, a playground, and a trail system connecting park facilities. The newly constructed Fire Station/911 center is located in the northeast corner of the park and there are plans to construct a YMCA facility on 16 acres in the north end of the park. Future park development includes a skateboard park, dog park, multiuse fields, tennis courts, ice skating rink, basketball court, outdoor pool, butterfly garden, concession stand, and picnic pavilion. Bozeman Library Allied Engineering Services, Inc. provided full civil, structural, and geotechnical engineering. In addition, surveying, grading, drainage, utility design, construction inspection, and testing services were furnished for the new 52,000 square foot, two story steel frame facility located on the historic East Main Depot site. Allied also provided hydraulic analysis and assistance with fl oodplain mapping and permitting for the Milwaukee Railroad Trail project. The trail crosses the Mill Ditch Diversion, a FEMA mapped fl ooding source, at two locations. East Gallatin Park Allied Engineering staff has completed all the surveying, permitting, design, and construction oversight and management on a combination of paid and pro-bono basis. With the Park’s burgeoning popularity, the need for a bathroom with running water and flushing toilets became a priority to bring the park to its full potential as a community asset. The bathroom project included the construction of 1000-foot-long water and sewer service lines, plus the construction of a 1400 square foot institutional grade building with men’s and women’s restrooms, changing rooms, a concession room/window, and a storage room, with in-floor radiant heat for year round use.

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Firm/Individual Profile

Moore Swick Landscape Design Founded in 1990, MooreSwick has completed many award winning projects in the Western U.S. Clients include federal, state, and local governments. Services range from site inventory and analysis, native vegetation inventories, community workshop facilitation, public art consulting, master planning, site planning, park and recreation planing, urban planning and design, hardscape, landscape and irrigation system design, construction documentation, cost estimating , and construction administration. Direct principal involvement from programming though completion assures quality control at all stages of project development. The City of Tempe has had a business relationship with the MOORE / SWICK partnership for many years. During that time, the City has relied on their creativity, design skills and professionalism in the development of many projects in our community. The projects have ranged in complexity from concept design to multi-million dollar park improvements. At all times, they have been responsive to our needs and I have been very pleased with the results of their work. I am happy to recommend the MOORE / SWICK partnership for private and municipal design work". Steve Nielsen, Director CITY OF TEMPE Community Design & Development Department

Kevin Moore Kevin started his career in Billings, MT at Wirth Associates in 1982, an award winning internationally recognized park and planning design firm, where he was involved in a wide variety of park projects. Since forming the MooreSwik partnership in 1990 he has continued to pursue his passion with special interest in commmunity involvement, public participation, and stakeholder input that goes into every successful park project. He has thorough knowledge of ADA and playground safety regulations, and his work has been recognized with professional, civic and community awards.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Kevin on several large projects. I am always pleased with the creativity of his designs and his ability to keep the cost of his design in mind. He is always willing to work with his designs to better accommodate the owner's functional operation and budget. I would recommend Kevin and the Moore/Swick partnership for any project they choose to undertake.� Terry Lowe, Division Manager, City of Surprise Public Works (AZ) Bozeman Indoor Outdoor Family Aquatic Center SOQ | Page 15


Firm/Individual Profile

"Thank you for your architectural vision and exemplary service on the design and construction of our Tempe Beach Park Water Playground. The level of planning and quality that went into the design... is the reason why more families have visited the project since opening day than ALL of the city pool facilities combined! We are especially pleased to see how the design of the playground has elevated the sense of community ownership of Tempe Beach Park and the linear park system around the Town Lake. Incidents of vandalism have actually gone down... I wish Town Lake had more of these facilities!” Chris Anaradian, Manager Tempe Development Services Department MOORE / SWICK partnership designed the Splash Pad at Jaycee Park as part of the award winning redesign of a 7-acre Neighborhood Park just west of downtown Tempe, AZ. The splash pad was designed as a flow-through system using standard off-the-shelf components, and features a central play structure which was fitted from the manufacturer with misting heads (to optimize year round play), ground sprays (to provide a quieter play setting for the younger kids), multi-colored spray loops and water cannons (for more dynamic play for the older kids). All was placed on a poured in place safety surfacing, designed with different shades of blue, in the form of a whirlpool pattern. Tempe Beach Park Splash Playground; Tempe, Arizona Winner of a City of Tempe design competition to design a children’s playground for Tempe Beach Park, the playground teaches kids about the cycle of water by tracing the course of a raindrop. The playground begins on top of an existing berm, which represent the mountains of Arizona’s high country. At the summit, a hard surface seating area is located below an overhead fabric shade canopy designed to resemble thunderclouds. In this canopy is a strobe light that flashes periodically to simulate lightning, all-weather speakers that pipe in the sound of rolling thunder and a stainless steel “rain ring” that intermittently provides dripping water, simulating a light rain. This water is captured in a small basin in the plaza below where it is channeled to cascade over two small waterfalls for children to splash in. Bozeman Indoor Outdoor Family Aquatic Center SOQ | Page 16


Scope | Fulfillment

Most submitting teams have the ability to deliver a well functioning facility within budget and schedule. Our team adds the determination to create a building that is also embraced by it’s community on it’s opening day and for decades to come. Site. Our proposed scope includes a detailed analysis of the selected site, identifying the site’s risks and benefits, as well as developing strategies to mitigate any risks and take full advantage of the site’s potential. Programming. Expanding on the feasibility study findings, we will develop the program in more detail, and identify possible opportunities to maximize the value for the citizens of Bozeman. Visualization. We recognize the importance of full buy-in by the public. Spark Architecture uses Autodesk Revit and other 3-D visualization software, that enables us to visualize schematic designs early on. Options. This rapid prototyping allows us to rapidly develop and visualize multiple options throughout the

monitoring related development costs, furnishing, operations, and utilities. From site characteristics to program details and floor plans, every decision has an impact on cost, and will be analyzed in detail. Each team member has worked with tight Public Interaction. In addition to municipal budgets before, and will preparing easily understandable continue to monitor areas of their graphics, we love to get involved, using online and face to face interac- expertise throughout the project, raising red flags when needed. By tion. Throughout the feasibility study the public has been providing the end of programming and schematic design, a hierarchic value input enthusiastically. We want to guideline will establish quality goals build on on the momentum, and of all major spaces and components demonstrate how their continued of the building. This approach alinput impacts the design. lows us to upgrade the most imporProject Partners. A project can on- tant components, while achieving significant savings in other areas. ly be as good as its team. We have assembled a core team that combines expertise and local knowledge. Design. The art of carefully considHowever the project team will con- ering all factors, creating a highly tinue growing until completion and efficient and functional building that move in. Our team has worked with is loved by its owners and users. Besides accommodating program, site, many contractors, consultants, and related services in and beyond Mon- and budget, buildings communicate tana. We will provide our assistance values. To identify these, we will in selecting a Construction Manager identify the Aquatic Facility’s deat risk (CMAR), GCCM, or any oth- sired brand. Whether that is fun, natural, active, young, innovative, er additional entities. elegant, rustic, warm, or something Cost. Projecting a realistic picture of completely different, it will serve as guidepost throughout the design. the project from programming through construction; including programming and schematic design phase. Options are a great way to visualize the impact of certain program decisions internally, or to present to the public to “vote on”.

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Proposed Schedule

Team. As described in the firm section, our team includes Civil, Landscape, Architecture, Aquatic Facilities design and engineering, Structural, and Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical Consultants. Every member of the team has been chosen based on his or her relevant experience, standard of care, collaborative and communication skills, as well as past clients endorsements.

and likely include elected officials as well as maintenance and operations personnel. Ÿ Early involvement of contractor in lieu of traditional design-bid-build. Ÿ Prefabrication of building components. Ÿ Minimize late changes by in depth programming.

Schedule. Spark Architecture is prepared to make the Bozeman Family Aquatic Center it’s top priority. We are expecting to complete two current projects up by the end of September, and have the ability to start work by the end of August.

Complete design: Based on the information included in the Call for Statements of Qualifications for this projects, we estimate that program review, schematic design, and public involvement sessions could be completed Fall 2013. If approved, Design Development and Construction Document production could follow immediately afterwards, Winter and Spring 2014. Site work could potentially start under a separate permit.

Duration. We have completed athletic facilities from a minimum time of 11 months to three years. Some factors that can greatly reduce project duration include: Ÿ Early identification of all individuals involved in decision making process; clarification of their decision making areas, and articulation of their specific goals for the facility. This directory will serve as a go-to manual

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Cost / References

Sophia Sparklin, (formerly Meger), AIA, EED AP was lead architect or project manager on the following projects during her years at Architekton. Due to close collaboration with selected construction firms, all projects were completed on schedule and in budget. Owner references are listed below. Architekton’s principals John F. Kane FAIA, Doug Brown, AIA and Joe Salvatore at 480.894.4637 have offered to serve as additional references.

Central Arizona College; New Headstart Childcare Center 2011 Two-classrooms, outdoor play, kitchen. Planned , completed, and licensed in seven months. 3,600 SF; $1M Owner Contact:: Chris Vodka, VP Finance and Administration. Phone: 520-494-5230

Grand Canyon University. Athletic Training Center and Student Rec. Center 2009 State of the Art Athletic Training Facility and Student Recreation Center. Lockers for students, athletes, and coaches. Basketball, Wrestling, Volleyball program spaces, as well as classrooms and sports therapy facilities. Glare free daylight, team lounges, and identity building, award winning design. Schematic Design, Construction Documents and Contract Administration in Collaboration with 360 Degrees. 50,000 SF; $6M Owner Contact:: Rich Oesterle, VP Facilities. Phone: 602-639-7500

A T Stills University. Valley of the Sun YMCA- Ross Farnsworth Family YMCA. 2008 Collaboration between A.T. Stills Osteopathic University and YMCA, providing full range of YMCA programs, outdoor pools, Cerebral Palsy Therapy, and student facilities. 30,000 SF; $4.6 M Owner Contact: George Scobas, CEO Valley of the Sun YMCA Phone: 602-257-5133

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Non-discrimination disclaimer All entities included in this proposal affirm not to discriminate on the basis of color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, or because of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or disability, and recognize that the eventual contract will contain a provision prohibiting discrimination as described above. This prohibition on discrimination shall apply to the hiring and treatment of the architects employees and to all subcontracts. Tel: 406.453.0001 Fax: 406.760.1788 sophia@spark-architecture.com www.spark-architecture.com Tel: 406.453.0001 www.spark-architecture.com 1812 32nd St S | Great Falls, MT 59405

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Bozeman Aquatics SOQ Spark Architecture  

Statement of Qualifications for the City of Bozeman's new Aquatic Center.

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