Eagle View Adult Center

Brighton, Colorado

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.

LocationBrighton, Colorado

ClientCity of Brighton


CategoryPlanning + Studies, Active Adult, Certified Sustainable

SustainabilityLEED Gold

Square Footage18,000


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 sf 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 Phase 2 includes recreation and fitness functions. With the retirement of the previous 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 community garden, 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.

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