Latimer and Sommers & Associates, P.A.
Latimer and Sommers & Associates, P.A.

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Latimer Sommers & Associates, P.A.


Topeka Office
3639 SW Summerfield Dr
Ste A
Topeka, KS 66614


Kansas City Office

8625 College Boulevard

Suite 102

Overland Park, KS 66210

Phone: 785-233-3232

Fax: 785-233-0647

Recreational Facilities & Aquatic Centers

YMCA Southwest Branch


LSA provided the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design for this new 41,000 SF community fitness center. This facility features a 4,000 SF swimming pool area with slide and on-deck whirlpool, a full court gymnasium, a multi-purpose room for exercise classes, a weight and fitness room with elevated running track and Fitlinxx computerized fitness system, locker rooms, a youth activity room, and a nursery. The HVAC system includes general rooftop units for all areas except the pool and locker rooms, which feature energy recovery units. 

The lighting design for the facility has earned an Illumination Design Award from the Illuminating Engineering Society. 


Washburn University | Whiting Fieldhouse & Petro Allied Health Center Renovation


The 64,000 SF Whiting Fieldhouse & Petro Allied Health Center renovations include a new basketball court, varsity locker rooms, a weight room, a laundry room, classrooms, meeting rooms and office space. LSA provided the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, fire alarm, telecom and audio/visual design for the remodel of the buildings. The HVAC design includes a roof-mounted 160 ton air-cooled chiller with a remote chiller evaporator barrel and a hot water heating plant.


USD 338 Jefferson County

New Lighting for High School Football Field


This project consisted of the design, preparation of construction documents and construction administration for a new football field lighting system for the Jefferson County North Chargers in Winchester, Kansas.


The project included electrical infrastructure upgrades to support the new lighting system, lighting system design and controls.  Area lighting and power to the scoreboard and an irrigation pump were also included as a part of the project.


This project replaced an existing lighting system.  In order to assure that lighting would be available for all scheduled games, the new system was installed in such a manner so as to maintain the existing until such time as the new system was fully operational.  Only then was the old system removed.


Emporia State University – Student Recreation Center


This project involved the mechanical and electrical design of a new student recreation facility for Emporia State University. The Center contains basketball and volleyball courts, indoor soccer and football facilities, a running track, a weight room, an aerobic exercise room, locker rooms, a commons area, and office space.


USD 501 | Topeka High School Gymnasium 


LSA provided the MEP design for the new gymnasium for Topeka High School. This new building contains the gymnasium, locker rooms and lobby. Systems specific to this project include: modulating gas-fired units designed to serve the gymnasium with future room for DX coil, an energy recovery unit was designed for the locker rooms, an air handling unit with DX coil and two-stage gas fired duct heater was designed for the main lobby area, two water heaters with recirculating hot water lines were designed to serve the locker rooms, 600 Amp main distribution panel was designed to serve the entire building, and all the units are controlled through automated logic DDC system located in the main high school building.


Washburn University | Student Recreation & Wellness Center  


This new two-story Student Recreation and Wellness Center on Washburn University’s Campus, is a 36,000 SF facility located south of the football stadium. The building is complete with three interior basketball courts, elevated running track, climbing wall, cardio/weights area, aerobics/dance rooms, shower/locker rooms, wellness classrooms, and general offices. LSA provided the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design. Basic HVAC system involved packaged rooftop VAV air handlers and hot water boiler plant for VAV reheat. 


USD 501 | Hummer Sports Park


This project involved the design of a new sports complex for USD 501. The complex consists of a concession stand, ticket booth, maintenance/locker facility, pressbox, football field, soccer field, baseball and softball fields, an indoor aquatic center, and multiple parking lots. LSA provided the mechanical, electrical and plumbing design for this project including sports and site lighting.


Jones Aquatic Center


This project involved the mechanical, electrical and plumbing design of an outdoor water park. The park included play areas, a slide, a river channel, lap lanes, a pump house, offices, restrooms, concessions, and a lighted walking trail. The design was done on a very tight budget and also provided for future expansion.


Lawrence Aquatic Center


This project involved the mechanical, electrical and plumbing design for an indoor dual pool facility that is connected to the high school. The project consists of a 50 meter competitive pool, a family recreational pool with zero entry, slide, and aquatic toys.

Support spaces included locker rooms, showers, concessions, offices, meeting spaces and mechanical. HVAC consists of specialized roof-mounted pool units.


Highland Community College - Wellness Center


This 43,000 square foot project on the Highland Community College campus was constructed for the use of the student population. It contains a large space for basketball, volleyball, batting cages, and also a running track. Ancillary spaces include restrooms, lockers, conference rooms and offices. The building is fully sprinkled. LSA provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design.


Osage City Aquatic Park


This project involved the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design of a 5,000 total square foot outdoor water park for the City of Osage. The park included play areas, a slide, lap lanes, a pump house, offices, restrooms, and concessions. Specific challenges to this project included a constrictive site, high water table, and tight budget.


University of Kansas | Student Recreation Center  


LSA provided the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design of this new facility including classrooms; basketball, volleyball and racquetball courts; a 3-story climbing wall; weight and exercise spaces; locker rooms; martial arts and aerobics rooms; offices and meeting rooms. 

HVAC systems consisted of roof-mounted air handling units/energy recovery units to achieve specific temperature and humidity settings in the space. The AHU's utilized campus steam and chilled water from two indoor, water-cooled centrifugal chillers. The entire system was mounted and controlled via a central DDC building management system. 

The electrical design included a DDC lighting control system for the gymnasium area. Occupancy sensors were utilized to reduce the light level when the areas weren't in use. The complete telecommunications cabling system was also part of the design for this building.


Heritage Park


LSA was commissioned to design Johnson County Parks and Recreation’s first totally Off-Grid Facility in Heritage Park, a multi-use sports and park venue in Lenexa, Kansas. This restroom facility is adjacent the well-attended dog recreation area and is to serve patrons visiting this section of Heritage Park. This prototype facility employs both passive and active solar heating with a south-facing water Trombe wall in addition to evacuated tube solar heating panels that store their claimed heat in a heat exchanger tank, which in turn, provides hot water to the radiant floor heating system. With electric service not in the immediate vicinity, photovoltaic panels are serving the facility’s power needs which include ventilation fans, fluorescent lights, the radiant floor pump, and controls. A battery bank allows this equipment to keep running during extended cloudy periods and at night. The County intends to use this as an educational tool as well as its primary purpose.

Heritage Park Solar Powered Restroom
  was the feature story in the August 2010 issue of the national magazine PHC News. See link for full article.


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