Scheduled 2018


​​Red Deer College


Red Deer, Alberta


Functional Programmer / Compliance Architect


Red Deer College - Centre for Health, Wellness and Sport


Robert J. Johnston - Project Principal/Senior Architect/ Functional Programmer

Barry Stringer -  Senior Technologist/Specification Writer

Lawrence Korteweg - Senior Designer/Planner

The Red Deer College - Centre for Health, Wellness and Sport incorporates Health, Wellness, Fitness and Sports programs for RDC, the City of Red Deer, Hockey Alberta, and local and regional community and sport associations.

Delivered by Design-Build process, JSA Sport prepared the Functional Program and Technical Requirements documents for the College and is currently acting as the Architect for the College’s compliance team of consultants. 

As programmed, there are six (6) distinct components comprising the Centre for Health, Wellness and Sport, including: 

  • Component 1 – Ice Arena.  This component includes the Ice Centre, which consists of an ice surface that can be configured in either Olympic or NHL-sized formats, complete with spectator seating for 1,100. The component also includes ancillary spaces (Change Rooms for players and officials).  A future NHL ice arena, complete with 500 spectator seats is to be incorporated into the planning of this Component.
  • Component 2 – Gymnasia.  This component includes the dryland sports areas for RDC and Community including a new 1,200-seat spectator gymnasium and with ancillary spaces such as Change Rooms, Equipment Room and Storage Areas. 
  • Component 3 – Fitness Centre.  This component consists of a new fitness area, which will include free weight training equipment, selectorized equipment, cardio equipment areas as well as a spin/rowing ergonomic room.  The component also includes four (4) new squash courts and a fitness running track that is intended for health and fitness activities and includes a structured portion for sprint activities.  
  • Component 4 – KNSS Educational Area.  This component consists of educational spaces that support RDC programming, including classrooms, massage therapy clinic, sport performance lab, anatomy lab, and a movement studio.  This space is required in addition to the programming use of the activity spaces noted in Components 1, 2, and 3, above, which will also be used by RDC for academic program purposes.
  • Component 5 – Community Sports Administration.  This component consists of administration and office spaces for the provincial offices of Hockey Alberta. 
  • Component 6 – General Space. This component consists of space that is assigned to general building occupancies such as Public Washrooms, Janitorial and Storage Rooms, Food Services areas as well as general building circulation.  Much of this space is often included and typically included in the net-to-gross calculation (or multiplier) in determining a gross building area.  In this instance, these identifiable spaces and areas are considered assignable spaces.