Avia 266 Community Center
The owners of a 200-unit apartment complex on the border of Mesa and Tempe, Arizona, asked us to design a small addition to their existing community center. In response, we designed an addition which not only gives the clients the requested extra interior space, but also transforms the building into more of a landmark.
Working within a very tight budget, we designed a simple structure for the addition, along with a series of playful sun shades above the roof, which give the building more presence. We also added matching shade sails on a nearby sport court in an effort to tie the overall site together.
New shared kitchen space in community center addition
Community center addition looking toward new patio
Interior view of the new lounge addition. Tinted concrete floors contrast with a clean, bright interior palette
Physical study model showing our lounge addition in the context of the overall apartment complex site
We designed sun shades for a new sport court amenity in the complex to coordinate with the shades at the new community center.
Name: Avia 266 Community Center
Location: Tempe, Arizona USA
Scope: Selective renovations at an existing apartment
complex, including an addition and gut renovation
of the existing community center, shade structures
at an existing sport court, and an interior renovation
of the exercise room.
Area: 1500 SF
Architect: Paul Michael Davis
Structural: Greg S. Broderick,
Contractor: Watermark Contracting LLC
Community center elevation with our proposed lounge addition
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Our project also included an interior expansion and renovation of the fitness center for the apartment complex.