Citation Award with Social Responsibility Commendation
Integrating recreation, education, and administrative facilities into an urban site, this youth center expands access to programs and support services designed to help young people from disadvantaged circumstances towards success in life. Its subdued modern design artfully reveals the exuberant energy inside, while connecting the vernacular of two adjacent neighborhoods.
The jury noted that, working with a tight budget, the architects created a compelling exterior expression using a limited design palette. All of this leads into clean, well lit, well ordered and gracious interior spaces to accommodate a truly laudable program.