Heather Gardens Community Center Addition & Renovation

Overwhelming support from the community.

Heather Gardens is an age-qualified community for active independent adults. The 2,400-unit complex is located in the city of Aurora, Colorado and has its own metropolitan district, which owns and operates a golf course, community center, recreation facilities and maintenance shops.

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture designed a 39,000-s.f. addition and renovation of 11,000-s.f. of the existing center to increase the total size of the revitalized community center to 50,000-s.f. An extensive public process was used to engage homeowners in the design. The bond issue was then put to a vote, which passed with more than 75 percent in favor of proceeding. The updated facility includes a new main lobby, lounge, reception desk, auditoriums, fitness area, pool with deck, locker rooms, saunas, administrative offices, boardroom/conference room, and arts and crafts area. Renovated spaces include the restaurant lobby, banquet hall, bar, kitchen, and pro shop.

Project at a Glance


Aurora, Colorado


Heather Gardens Metropolitan District


$9.3 Million


  • Renovation: 11,000 s.f.
  • Addition: 39,000 s.f.



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