Northside Aztlan Community Center
City of Fort Collins
Fort Collins, Colorado
$8,625,500; The Northside Aztlan Community Center is a 50,000 sq. ft. multipurpose recreation facility that replaced an existing 15,000 sq. ft. recreation center on the same site. Programmed spaces include a 3-court gymnasium with elevated running track, fitness center, aerobics/dance studio, community meeting rooms with catering kitchen, classrooms and computer labs, intergenerational activity room, locker rooms and administrative support spaces.
Responding to the context of the site, the design is a blend of traditional materials and forms found in turn of the century Old Town buildings and a contemporary interpretation of nearby industrial and mill architecture. Interior spaces overlook the soaring 2-story lobby, characterized by the exposed steel structure and daylighted by a 60' long clerestory lantern.
The project team of Pinkard Construction, alm2s (Architect of Record) and Sink Combs Dethlefs Architects won a design/build competition for this project. Professional services included site plan approvals through the City of Fort Collins, as well as full architectural and engineering services.