Dulles South Recreation and Community Center
Following the success of the Claude Moore Community Center, Loudoun County Parks again retained the team of Moody Nolan (Design Architect) and HGA (AOR) for the shared-use, three phase South Dulles Multi-Purpose Center. Serving the community (from seniors to pre-school), the Moody Nolan-led team engaged the community in a public programming and design effort to match the needs of the South Riding area to the available budget and site constraints.
The three-phase approach created community, child-care and senior spaces in a phase 1 (classrooms, lounges, limited recreation spaces lunch/dining spaces), completed in 2010, and seamlessly accommodates expansion to a full-featured Community Recreation and Senior Center.
The natural-light-filled, sustainable design was driven by community input with an emphasis in matching the scale and architecture of the surrounding suburban mixed-residential community; taking advantage of the neighborhood park setting and establishing a community identity and center of family and multi-generational activities.