Fitness & Wellness Facility, Staenberg Family Complex, Creve Coeur, MO
The St. Louis Jewish Community Center, in 2009, completed the first phase of a brand new state-of-the-art fitness/wellness complex, connected to the existing Carlyn H. Wohl building. The new 95,000 SF recreational complex includes a coffee/juice bar in the main lobby, an indoor recreational and lap pool, new racquet ball and squash courts, fitness and training center, a gymnasium with an elevated track, meeting space, a health club, professional locker rooms, family and youth locker rooms and spa services.
Arts & Education Building, Staenberg Family Complex, Creve Coeur, MO
Phase II involved partial demolition and renovation of the Carlyn H. Wohl building, now the Arts & Education Building, and took place upon completion of the Fitness and Wellness Center. In order to better serve the community a new performing arts center, Beit Midrash (learning center), adult and early childhood education programming and administrative offices are included in the project. Renovations provide a new black box theatre, meeting rooms, banquet facility, expanded kitchen facilities with a new catering kitchen, new space for adult day services and an early childhood center with expanded classrooms and a parenting center. The adult day center also features a gated, parklike courtyard with an outdoor walking track.
Also completed in Phase II were two new outdoor pools and a Pool House with lockers, showers and washroom facilities. The zero depth entry recreational pool includes infant and toddler play area with lots of shade, slides, fountains and interactive play elements and a dedicated swim lesson area. The lap pool includes 25 yard and 25 meter lengths for lap swimmers, swim team and swim lessons, along with water basketball, water polo and volleyball areas, a 9-foot water climbing wall, a tree swing, a diving board and a large curved slide.
Probably one of the most valuable benefits we received from working with M+H was their clear understanding of and response to budget constraints imposed on our project even though our vision for the program and service elements of the facility far outweighed our financial means.
-Dr. Matt Wever, ED. D., Jewish Community Center of St. Louis