Verona Beach Bathhouse

New York Office of Parks Recreation & Historical Preservation - Verona, NY

Beardsley provided full architectural/engineering, landscape architecture and construction phase services for the demolition of a 1950’s-era bathhouse, and construction of a modern, ADA-compliant bathhouse to serve the needs of the park for the foreseeable future. The main bathhouse included changing and shower areas, lifeguard and break areas, and a full concession area. A separate pavilion building was provided which is available for public gatherings, as were three large, open picnic shelters. Buildings were designed with open timber trusses to expose the wood structure, and included appropriate use of veneer stone at the base of columns and walls to create a striking appearance with minimal cost. Energy savings measures were utilized, such as natural passive ventilation, and extensive use of daylighting.

Site work included design of sidewalks, drive surfaces, and utility improvements. Landscaping included extensive use of native, low maintenance plantings.

Project highlights:

  • Extensive use of operable windows, and whole-building passive ventilation to mitigate the need for air conditioning
  • Design included solar light tubes and skylights to reduce the dependence on artificial illumination
  • Buildings required use of pre-fabricated heavy wood trusses, connected with decorative metal steel plates
  • Pavilion included heated restroom area for four-season use, with the provision that the restroom be drained seasonally in the event that the heat in the building would be shut down
  • Extensive use of low maintenance easy-to-clean materials inside the building to increase longevity and decrease operation costs
  • Close coordination with client's kitchen consultant to incorporate the requirements of the concession equipment

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