David A. Seglin
The renovation of the Iredale Fireproof Warehouse building in downtown Evanston, Illinois included design of the 35,000 sf Evanston Athletic Club. Incorporating a 10,000 sf Fitness Center, three Aerobic Studios, a four lane lap pool, full service locker rooms and a rock climbing wall, the project was a challenge to remodel the old building for the new intended use.
The Second Floor rock climbing wall was cut through three concrete floors and is 46 feet high. Designed in association with Ohlson Lavoie Corporation in Denver, the EAC was conceived with the intent of becoming the flagship facility for a growing chain of Chicago area fitness centers.
Sandblasted concrete and masonry interior structure provides a contrasting framework for the new construction, complementing the
original character of the building. New specialized mechanical and electrical systems were installed throughout for maximum efficiency
and minimum maintenance.