City of Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, Virginia
This modern, 67,743-square-foot recreation center replaces an outdated facility constructed over a half century ago. The design includes a modern facade anchored by a concrete masonry base. The angled roof plane rises and falls over the structure in direct contrast with the level landscape, while anchored metal panels offer a colorful contrast to the organic masonry and large spans of glass provide transparency into major activity components and simplify visitor orientation and wayfinding. Notable project features include lap and leisure pools; activity areas for seniors, youth, and children; locker rooms; gymnasia; an aerobics and dance studio; and a fitness center.
Awards + Recognition
- “Best Institutional/Public Building” and “Best Sustainable Project,” Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate Design Awards, 2019