Sports & Recreation

Exeter Area YMCA, Exeter, N.H.

Photo: Courtesy of Dave Clough PhotographyMetl-Span LLC supplied its Tuff Wall insulated metal panels in multiple colors for Exeter Area YMCA’s exterior. The insulated metal panels have a 22.27 R-value. CEI Composite Materials supplied aluminum composite material accent trims and Blue Dot Glass LLC supplied storefront windows with aluminum sunshades for the 33,000-squarefoot project, completed in August 2015. Academy Roofing Corp. installed 24-inch and 28-inch diameter solar daylight tubes supplied by Willco Sales and Service Inc. in the gymnasium and wellness center. SL Chasse Welding and Fabricating Inc. supplied structural steel.

The interior of the two-story steel building features first and second floor corridors of ornate, polished concrete, with a winding river pattern leading from the first floor gas fireplace to a twostory donor wall of rustic ash planking mounted with donor plaques. A glass cover was designed to give it a faux waterfall appearance. The corridors have painted, exposed joist and deck in the ceiling with exposed ductwork.

Exeter Area YMCA features a lobby with a radius millwork reception desk and concrete transaction counter and indoor track above a full-court gymnasium. The recreation facility has a cardio and weight room, locker rooms, wellness center, three group fitness studios, multipurpose community room, teen center and child watch room. The gymnasium includes two volleyball nets, six basketball hoops and scoreboard.


Photo: Courtesy of Dave Clough Photography

Owner: Southern District YMCA, Exeter
General contractors: Bob Frizell General Contractor Inc., Milton, N.H., (603) 652-7800, and Busby Construction Co. Inc., Atkinson, N.H., (603) 898-4800
Architect: Bruce Ronayne Hamilton Architects, New Ipswich, N.H.,
Design-builder/construction manager: Jewett Construction Co. Inc., Raymond, N.H.,
Structural engineer: Summit Engineering Inc., Pikeville, Ky.,
Daylight tubes supplier: Willco Sales and Service Inc., Stratford, Conn.,
Insulated metal panel supplier: Brookside Co. Inc., Stow, Mass.,
Steel fabricator/erector: SL Chasse Welding and Fabricating Inc., Hudson, N.H.,
Installers: Academy Roofing Corp., Rindge, N.H.,, and Barrett Siding Inc., Londonderry, N.H.,
Aluminum composite material: CEI Composite Materials, Manchester, N.H.,
Metal wall panels: Metl-Span LLC, Lewisville, Texas,
Steel: SL Chasse Welding and Fabricating Inc., Hudson, N.H.,
Storefront/sunshade: Blue Dot Glass LLC, Hooksett, N.H., (603) 641-517758