Project Details

The Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

In 2004, the late Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc, donated $1.5 billion to The Salvation Army to fund the building of community centers across the nation.  Memphis was one of 27 cities selected nationwide to receive the Kroc grant. Fleming Architects, along with joint venture partners BRG3S and the Renaissance Group, teamed up with The Salvation Army to design and construct this state of the art community center. The Kroc Center houses programs for recreation, education, worship and arts. It includes an NCAA full size competition basketball court, sports turf field, outdoor soccer fields, multipurpose space, locker rooms, state of the art fitness center, 300 seat theater, demonstration kitchen, multi-use gathering areas, community meeting spaces, classrooms, worship areas, and an indoor aquatics facility. The aquatics facility is equipped with rehabilitation pools, zero depth play areas, a 25 yard lane pool, and an outdoor splash park. The center was designed to establish a connection amongst diverse community members, and has served as a center for self-improvement, community pride, and collaboration.

It really is one-of-a-kind. We are not aware of anything else like it in the entire country.

- Jonathan Rich, Salvation Army Area Commander

PROJECT
The Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
LOCATION
Memphis, TN
SERVICES
Architecture, Interior Design, Construction Administration
SIZE
104,000 SF
CONSTRUCTION COST
$22,342,379
CONTRACTOR
Montgomery Martin Contractors
COMPLETED
2013
LEED CERTIFIED
LEED Silver Certified
REFERENCE (CLIENT)
Robert Taylor, Director of Real Estate & Construction
AWARDS
ABC 2014 Excellence in Construction Award (Commercial $25-$100 million)
Building Memphis Award Winner 2013 Project of the Year