Potrero Heights Senior and Community Center

Potrero Heights Senior and Community Center

This Potrero Heights Senior and Community Center strategically places a modest building within a small park, transforming it into an iconic and joyous public space. The new community center, hosting lively programming for seniors and local citizens, bathes in light and seamlessly integrates with the surrounding landscape. By leveraging the park and outdoors, the architecture enhances the area as a significant civic place for gathering, recreation, celebration, and community identity.  Large openings and transparencies connect the interior with shaped topography and frame significant views, while glass garage doors create covered indoor/outdoor space, with red curtains providing flexibility, acoustical attenuation, and visual drama to both areas.

"A 4,000 square foot fun, iconic building leveraging it’s outdoor park areas for gathering, recreation, and celebration."
- Labib Funk + Associates
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Montebello, California
Los Angeles County, Community Development Commission
4,000 SF
Completed 2014
2013   2013 Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Honoree
2013   2013 Westside Urban Forum Honor Award
2014   LA Buisness Council Award for Exceptional Contribution "
2012   Southern California Development Forum Honor Award
Award for 'exceptional contribution' in Civic category, Los Angeles Business Council, 2014
Best of Year Honoree, Interior Design Magazine, 2013
Westside Prize Honor Award, Westside Urban Forum, 2013
Honor Award, Southern California Development Forum, 2012
Project Team

Civil Engineer:
Tracy Lund, Development Resource Consultants, Inc.

Structural Engineer:
Fabio Zangoli, John Labib & Associates

Mia Lehrer, Mia Lehrer + Associates

MEP Engineer:
Matt Kaanoni, Glumac

General Contractor:
Michael Yang, Acon Development

Landscape Architect
Swimming Pool Engineer
Jones & Madhavan
Jones & Madhavan
Jones & Madhavan
Project Management
City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks
City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering