NRH Centre

North Richland Hills, Texas
Construction Cost: $21 million
Area / Square Feet: 84,963
Occupancy Date: April 2012

NRH Centre markets itself to the North Richland Hills community — a suburb of Fort Worth, Texas — as “the Centre of your world.” Fourteen years in the making, this facility is the realization of a remarkable commitment to providing quality-of-life projects for residents.

The building is not just a recreation center or a senior center, nor is it simply a venue for special events. NRH Centre is a multifunctional and multigenerational facility that combines amenities that were either missing or scattered around the area.

In response to the client’s desire for an “open and inviting” design, the massive 85,000-square-foot building was broken down into inviting forms and functions of a more intimate human scale, while also providing visual access and openness across spaces. Outside, clear and comfortable approaches bring patrons to one of three control points serving each distinct function.

Once inside, patrons have the ability to move between functions, but are not compelled to. Each key function has its own interior design personality, yet they all work together. Features unique among the region’s municipal facilities include a climbing wall within the natatorium and a Terrace Bar that supports the ballroom for special events.