Fox Creek Park Shelter

Location
Waukee, Iowa
Year
2019
Size
2,200 SF

Client
City of Waukee, Iowa

Project Team
Tim Hickman
Kevin Wagner

Fox Creek Park Shelter – Substance Architecture
Fox Creek Park Shelter – Substance Architecture

Fox Creek Park Shelter

To keep up with its rapidly growing population and expand its public amenity offerings, the City of Waukee, IA built Fox Creek Park. Substance Architecture was selected to design a park shelter to serve as a year-round rentable public gathering space for up to 80 people, all within the constraints of a limited 2,200-square foot area and a tight budget.

Substance’s solution focuses on simplicity and functionality. The efficient design features a gabled brick structure with uniform and rhythmic window openings. High-quality materials like brick, exposed wood, steel, and glass cater to budget constraints while maintaining quality and complementing its simple form.

The stacked masonry coursing and a cantilevered roof add architectural interest at both ends of the building. Additionally, the shelter efficiently houses two sets of bathrooms for park and indoor event use. This design creates a versatile, inviting space that resonates with the community's spirit, reflecting the area's growing vibrancy and communal needs.

Location
Waukee, Iowa
Year
2019
Size
2,200 SF

Client
City of Waukee, Iowa

Project Team
Tim Hickman
Kevin Wagner

Fox Creek Park Shelter – Substance Architecture

Floor plan

Fox Creek Park Shelter – Substance Architecture

Sections

Fox Creek Park Shelter – Substance Architecture

Site Plan

Consultants

MEP Engineer
KCL Engineering
Structural Engineer
KPFF
Civil Engineer
Bishop Engineering
Landscape Architect
Genus Landscape Architects
Cost Consultant
Stecker-Harmsen, Inc.
Geotechnical
Terracon
General Contractor
Caliber Concrete

Photography by Corey Gaffer