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We are a group of architects and engineers working collaboratively to make a positive impact on the built environment.  From our large light filled studio, we focus our energy on diverse projects, working together to create spaces that will inspire and hold meaning for our clients and the collective community.  Regardless of project type or scale, we see every design as an opportunity to fulfill client goals and fuel our passion for architecture.

CANAAN VISION CENTER
CANAAN COMMUNITY CENTER

Every aspect of the exterior design contributed to understating the exact size of the structure. Long, low rooflines reduced the impression of height, while the building walls incorporated pilasters to break up the large dimensions. This tactic creates a play of light and shadow, which makes the center appear less massive. Transparent glass corners also reduced the overall building mass and flooded the interior spaces with light.  

 

PROGRAM

33,000 sq. ft. Community center combines 14 classrooms, 11 offices, commercial kitchen, 3 music rooms, 3 art and craft areas, babysitting facility, men’s and women’s clubs, 108’ x 60’ gymnasium, and 170 parking spaces into a complex that will expand with the congregation’s needs.  

 

TEAM

Architectural, engineering and interior design: a+c architects

Civil: HK Consulting

Landscape: Gary Topalian

Photography: Patsy McEnroe Photography, Inc.