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  • Arlington

    2900 South Quincy Street, Suite 710
    Arlington, VA 22206 Map
    T 703.998.0101 | F 703.998.7798

  • Chesapeake

    1317 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
    Chesapeake, VA 23320 Map
    T 757.622.2828 | F 757.622.2430

  • Richmond

    115 South 15th Street, Suite 202
    Richmond, VA 23219 Map
    T 804.277.8987 | F 804.277.8991

  • Roanoke

    28 Church Ave SW
    Roanoke, VA 24011 Map
    T 540.344.1212 | F 540.344.1321

  • Rockville

    1 Research Court, Suite 450
    Rockville, MD 20850 Map
    T 240.403.4101

Charles Houston Recreation Center

Location: Alexandria, VA

This project, located in a transitional neighborhood of a historic city, replaced an existing facility that did not meet the needs of the community. The design team was retained to work with the neighborhood and Department of Parks and Recreation to develop a building program, explore how the facility would fit on the site, prepare optional design solutions, and gain community approval as a first step in gaining political support to fund the project. After meeting multiple times with the community, universal support was gained.

This new 35,000-SF facility includes facilities for the Department of Recreation, seniors, network pre-school, and the Department of Health. Features include a gymnasium, multi-purpose activity rooms, senior center, preschool classrooms, boxing ring and an outdoor pool.

The center is a LEED Gold® facility.