Feasibility Study + Design
The existing Brighton Senior Center was inadequate for the needs of the growing Brighton community. Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture was hired by the City of Brighton to complete a feasibility study assessing the needs of the residents, creating a development/operational plan and designing the concept for a new senior center.
The goal of the new Eagle View Adult Center is to enhance the quality of life of all residents by providing a versatile facility that will serve to accommodate the community's recreation, fitness and social needs.
The design team utilized workshops with the steering committee and public meetings with the community to gain input and feedback for all program and operation choices available. The new 18,000-s.f. center was designed to allow the city to build it in two to three phases. Phase 1 included the community, arts and support spaces, while the future Phase 2 will include recreation and fitness functions. With the retirement of the current recreation center bonds in 2011, the city was able to transfer that income stream to the construction of Phase 1. In January 2012, the city opened Phase 1, which included a computer lab, billiards and game room, multipurpose room with stage, commercial kitchen, classrooms, and crafts studio. The project achieved LEED® Gold certification. Planning has even included a future Phase 3 that adds an aquatic element to the center.
Our history with the City of Brighton began with the renovation of the senior center back in 1985, after which we designed the Brighton Recreation Center and later its addition. We then worked with the city on several studies for the senior center, which became the adult activity center. We also designed the Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park in 2011.