Sanford Health Foundation | Thief River Forward Wellness Center
Thief River Falls, Minnesota
A collaboration between Sanford Health Foundation and Thief River Forward community organization. Future stakeholders may include ISD 564 and YMCA.
In collaboration with other community and business leaders, the senior staff at Sanford Health in Thief River Falls are developing conceptual plans to renovate and expand the former clinic site. Programming and amenities may include an indoor aquatics center with leisure pool and 8-lane competition pool; expansive multi-purpose field house with dedicated tennis courts; fitness center; party room; childcare and drop-off child watch center; indoor playground; social gathering space; retail/healthy food kiosk; and clinic space.
On behalf of Sanford Health and Thief River Forward stakeholders, ORB facilitated development of preliminary site and floor plans with local architects; evaluated the site restrictions and capacity; developed probable cost estimates; and analyzed the market and operational sustainability. We have also facilitated visits and meetings with representatives of YMCA of the USA and a regional YMCA Association regarding opportunities to partner.
- Strategic Project Leadership
- Project development and preliminary planning navigation
- YMCA and community partnership discussion facilitation
- Preliminary team member establishment
Tom Wacholz, P.E.
President / Founder
Recognizing the fact that traditional project delivery methods were not always in the best interest of the clients’ long-term facility goals, Tom’s business philosophy is centered around a desire to combine the best practices available in the industry with emerging technologies, intellectual property, strategic professional resources and a far deeper understanding of the client’s needs. Coupled with over 28 years of operational expertise, Tom’s faith, client focus and visionary leadership are key to ORB’s success.