Kempsville Recreation Center
Moody Nolan worked with HBA on the modernization of the existing recreation center which includes the addition of 81,000 sq. ft. and demolition and renovation to portions of the existing facility. The former Kempsville facility was Virginia Beach’s oldest recreation center before it was demolished in 2015. Concrete from demolishing the old building helped construct the new parking lot and there’s a history wall with pictures of the old center. The site improvements better serve the public.
Virginia Beach, VA
Year of Completion
The entire public face of the recreation center is designed in heavy timber construction; an inspiration drawn from the curving sand dune fences found in the local Virginia Beach aesthetic. The multi-colored northern glass panels filter the natural light and are reminiscent of the shade of a tree to reinforce the feel of an open park setting. The facility is targeting LEED Silver Certification.