Herman Sanchez Community Center
city of albuquerque

Our intention for the addition and remodel of the Herman Sanchez Community Center was two-fold: first, to expand the services and functions of the center to reflect the rich character of the surrounding community and, second, to create a safe and inviting place where the community could come together.The new community center is comprised of the extensively refurbished gymnasium [the original 5 moment trusses were re-used] and a new building addition that wraps around the gym space, including a child development facility, computer room, community room, exercise room, game room, kitchen, lobby areas, locker and shower facilities, and a reception area with administration offices.  The child development facility typology was greatly enhanced through the creation of a ‘discovery area’ which includes a low water trough table, and painting and planting areas delineated by acrylic space dividers.