New York Police Athletic League South Bronx Community Center

Auditoriums & Theaters, Conference Centers & Multipurpose Rooms, Fitness & Recreation Facilities

Bronx, NY | 1997 | 40,000 sf
1997 American School & University Magazine Outstanding Design Award

This Center was the first of three new Community Centers for inner city neighborhoods that created a destination location for community activities. Upon entry is a 3-story atrium overlooking many of the communal spaces. The 2nd floor lounge is in a red drum that cantilevers over the exterior amphitheater. Other spaces include a full size gymnasium/auditorium with stage, fitness room, arts & crafts room, counseling rooms, lounge, cafeteria, classrooms, educational resource center and an outdoor terrace.