Community Recreation Centers

Creating dynamic spaces for community recreation and health.

Our Philosophy

Nourishing Communities by Design

Community recreation centers are incredible multi-dimensional facilities. They can be places for recreation, health, learning, childcare, counseling, dining, socialization and community meetings all in a single day. They are indelible to the DNA of many communities across North America.

And, while recreation centers all contain many of the same components, each should be as unique as the community it serves. We help communities evaluate the possibilities for their community recreation facilities and create extraordinary buildings and spaces calibrated to the needs of the people they serve. 

Through our Living-Centered Design process, we consider the full reach and impact of each community center project. Using architecture, interior design, engineering and more,we partner with communities to create spaces ready to drive lasting positive impact for generations.


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Colleen McKenna
Jim Gabel
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Colleen McKenna
Director, Sports, Rec + Wellness Practice

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