HERNDON SENIOR CENTER
This community center for senior citizens serves as an important resource for the Town of Herndon and surrounding Fairfax County. The Center serves a critical civic function as the link between an existing senior housing community and the vibrant Herndon downtown via the adopted new sector plan (the Fortnightly Neighborhood Master Plan, a multi-use development, which was also planned by Cunningham | Quill and Oculus, a landscape architect). Designed for the Fairfax County Redevelopment & Housing Authority, the 23,500 SF Center includes a commercial kitchen and dining facility, arts & crafts activity space, billiards and other game rooms, a library and computer facility. To promote community interaction, the large multipurpose room is available for use by the town for civic functions.
Awards: 2008 AIA Potomac Valley Citation; 2007 AIA Northern Virginia Award of Merit; 2006 Fairfax County Award for Excellence in Design; 2006 AIA Virginia Recreation and Park Society Award for Best New Recreation Facility in Virginia
Photographer: Maxwell Mackenzie