George Sim Community Center Renovation

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George Sim Community Center Renovation

Sacramento, Calif. 2010

Project Description

Set among the playing fields of George Sim Park in southeast Sacramento, the existing facility, built in two phases in 1969 and 1990, was no longer able to meet the needs of this growing community. Now, the George Sim Community Center is a vibrant cultural, recreational, educational and social resource for residents of all ages.

The expansion of the community center building and addition of a new events center bring the total size of the facility to 36,000 square feet. The main lobby provides expansive areas of glazing and dramatic lighting, and is the site of a large stained glass window — one of three public art projects at the new center — by Chico artist Elizabeth Devereaux. The existing multipurpose room has been fully renovated with new finishes and lighting and an upgraded kitchen, and is available for planned activities and rentals. The new center also incorporates designated spaces for youths and seniors, an arts and crafts room, a computer lab, a fitness center, a community resource center and additional multipurpose spaces.

Local residents are particularly excited about the new events center, which provides a 9,600-square-foot space for sports and other neighborhood events, and will also be available to rent for private functions. Featuring a multicourt gymnasium with built-in bleachers, and a table-seating capacity of more than 300, the events center also has a full stage for theatrical performances, movies and other cultural activities, as well as a full-service catering kitchen.

Project Details

Architect: Field Paoli Architects; San Francisco, Calif.
Construction Cost: $12.6 million
Square Feet: 36,000
Occupancy: September 2009

Arena Seating: Irwin Telescopic Seating Co.

Baseball Backstops: ADP Lemco Inc.

Basketball Backboards/Supports: ADP Lemco Inc.

Basketball Backboards/Supports: ADP Lemco Inc.

Bleachers/Grandstands: Pisor Fence Division Inc.

Bleachers/Grandstands: Irwin Telescopic Seating Co.

Divider Curtains: ADP Lemco Inc.

Gymnastics Equipment: ADP Lemco Inc.

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Taraflex by Gerflor

Indoor sports surfaces - Multipurpose: Taraflex by Gerflor

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Volleyball: Taraflex by Gerflor

Lighting: Vasko Electric

Racquetball/Squash Courts: A & P Flooring

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: ADP Lemco Inc.

Scorers Tables: ADP Lemco Inc.

Volleyball Nets and Standards: ADP Lemco Inc.

Wall Padding: ADP Lemco Inc.