Halvorson Recreation Center - Redmond, WA
Campus Master Plan & Recreation Center 44,000 SF
The first of five buildings to be executed under the master plan, the Randy & Rod Halvorson Re-Creation Center is a sensible response to a diverse program in much the same manner as a traditional barn; using the sloping grade to optimize egress for the uses at different levels, and sheltering the whole under simple forms. The building program includes administration, assembly, a fellowship library, food service, gymnasium/worship space, as well as an indoor pool. Our conceptual design recognized the benefits of organizing circulation in a two-story atrium “indoor street”, harkening to church nave origins, while providing natural light, passive cooling, and opportunities for chance meetings for the congregation on the way to the sanctuary. The latter is designed to accommodate three use modes: worship, court sports and play, and a professional-grade theater; through automated roll-out seating, flexible lighting, and custom sound reinforcement.