Thornton Senior Center Facility Assessment and Renovations

Renovations and improvements for a modern active-aging center.

In 2013, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture was hired by the City of Thornton to provide a facility needs assessment and conceptual design to determine potential renovations and improvements to the Thornton Senior Center. Using this information, the City applied for a GoCo grant to help fund the work. Once funding was in place, BRS was hired to provide design services for the improvements to include a new entrance vestibule, improve circulation, provide a new reception desk/office area, and raise the level of finishes to a modern Active-Aging Center level.

The design incorporated new finishes throughout the center, an assisted hearing loop system in the multipurpose room, new lighting, new casework and new ceilings throughout. All of this work was timed to align with their anniversary celebration in 2014.

Project at a Glance


Thornton, Colorado


City of Thornton


$1.3 Million



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