The Youth Activity Center was a 20,000 SF addition to an occupied facility, built to tie two existing buildings together. The project included a gymnasium, a full service kitchen, a dining room, a dance studio, a band room, staff offices, classrooms, conference rooms, and an octagonal chapel.  The design included a monumental stair and a glass block band in the gymnasium to allow natural lighting.

Location: Bethesda, MD

Owner: The Center for Children and Families

Architect: Bucher/Borges Group PLLC

Civil Engineer: A. Morton Thomas

Structural Engineer: O’Donnell & Naccarato, Inc.

Engineer: Mendoza, Ribas, Farinas, & Associates

Square Footage: 20,415

Institutional, General Contractor