Location: Chesapeake, VA
Designed as a unifying element for the local community, the 32,000 SF community center includes a gym, game room, club room, and conference space. It also includes state-of-the-art interactive classroom educational equipment that offers distance learning capabilities. A unique component of this community center is the second-floor children’s library, which was conceptualized after the City recognized a need for additional children’s educational resources in this area of Chesapeake. Finishes in bright colors were selected to appeal to the youth who would be the primary users of the center. Durability was also key, so special attention was given to the selection of fabrics, floor coverings, and furnishings to ensure they were easily cleanable and long lasting.