Feasibility Study + Design
The City of Southlake commissioned Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture to conduct a study analyzing the feasibility of constructing of a new multipurpose community facility in Bicentennial Park. A statistically valid survey of residents and several on-site workshops were conducted to assess potential community uses.
Programmatic components include a recreation center, senior center, aquatic center, public library, public meeting spaces, Community Services Department administrative office space, and building support areas. The purpose of the study is to assist the City Council in making their determination to purchase and renovate an existing church building or construct a new center to meet the community’s multipurpose facility needs. The results of this study will help determine the conditions, constraints and best community uses of the existing facility and site.
The BRS team prepared floor plans for a 104,000-s.f. community center, showing the locations of potential uses, operational and staffing requirement projections, project cost estimates and a project implementation schedule. A fly-around computer animation (above) was prepared for the public. Southlake City Council has decided to move forward with a 22,400-s.f. senior community center, outdoor amphitheater and pedestrian bridge (Phase 1) and construction documents for an 81,600-s.f. recreation center (Phase 2).