Robert Livermore Community Center

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Robert Livermore Community Center

Livermore, CA 2006

Project Description

The Robert Livermore Community Center offers something for everyone. The facility incorporates dedicated spaces for seniors, teens and children and combines many specialized program areas — such as a gymnasium, a dance studio and an arts and crafts room — with multipurpose spaces to accommodate a wide variety of activities.

All ages are welcome in a large gymnasium for basketball, volleyball, badminton, training programs, “peewee” programs and a host of other sports activities. Meanwhile, mind and body are strengthened through movement, dance and other exercise activities in the studio. A spacious ballroom accommodates large meetings, banquets and celebrations, and a platform stage allows for small theatrical and musical performances. Each side of the ballroom, as well as a separate dining room, is served by a commercial kitchen.

Representing a practical balance of functional and practical needs, the facility was designed to integrate into the park’s environment and programming. Massing of the building was carefully crafted to create a variety of outdoor areas that transition from the building to the park via patios, terraces, a courtyard and pool decks. This approach enhances the relationship between the building and the park, and adds valuable outdoor program space to the facility.

Project Details

Architect: BSA Architects; San Francisco, Calif.
Aquatic Design Engineer: Aquatic Design Group; Carlsbad, Calif.
Programming/Operational Consultant: The Sports Management Group; Berkeley, Calif.
Landscape Architect: Carducci & Associates Inc.; San Francisco, Calif.
Construction Cost: $17.8 million
Square Feet: 76,000
Occupancy: February 2005

Aerobics Flooring: Connor Sports Flooring

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic Equipment

Basketball Surfaces: Connor Sports Flooring

Divider Curtains: Modernfold Inc.

Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic Equipment

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Pool Ladders/Grab Bars: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair

Pool Water Play Features: Whitewater West Industries Ltd.

Pre-Engineered Building Systems: Skyfold Ltd.

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Porter Athletic Equipment